Gold normally has 79 electrons. Unless it has been ionized, the number of electrons in an atom is the same as its number of protons. This is expressed as the element's atomic number, which, for gold, is 79. More »

The element palladium has 10 valence electrons in its outermost shell, the 4d shell. Many elements follow the octet rule, where they are considered having a full outer shell when there are eight electrons. Transition met... More »

Tellurium has a total of six valence electrons. On the periodic table, tellurium sits in the sixth row below selenium. Tellurium's properties are intermediate between those of metals and nonmetals, making it a metalloid. More »

Gold kryptonite is a fictional mineral found in Superman comic books. A fragment of Superman's home planet of Krypton, gold kryptonite has been irradiated and is much more dangerous than traditional kryptonite. Gold kryp... More » Science Chemistry

Because gold is an element, a lump of pure gold contains nothing but gold atoms. Because pure gold is very soft and easily marred, it is often alloyed with other metals to make jewelry, coins and other precious objects. More »

Gold comes from almost every continent, with China and Australia the largest producers as of 2015, according to Mining Technology. A team of Harvard scientists believes that gold is formed when two neutron stars collide,... More »

Gold stamped "925" is probably gold-plated sterling silver. The "925" is part of a precious metals hallmark system, but only silver is denoted "925," or 92.5 percent, pure. More » Beauty & Fashion Jewelry & Watches Precious Metals & Gems