Gold is a solid at room temperature. It does not melt until it reaches 1,064.18 degrees Celsius, which is 1,947.52 degrees Fahrenheit. Its boiling point is 2,856 degrees Celsius or 5,173 degrees Fahrenheit.
Gold is a metal with a density of slightly more than 19 grams per cubic centimeter. It is very pliable and does not easily break when pressed or hammered. A square sheet measuring approximately 16 feet per side can be pounded from 1 ounce of the metal. Because gold is soft, it is often combined with other metals, such as silver, copper, platinum or palladium. These alloys make gold stronger and more suitable for making jewelry, decorations, coins and dental fillings.