Gold - Properties and Applications of Gold

Material: Gold - Properties and Applications of Gold
Composition: >99.5%Au up to 99.99% pure
Property Minimum Value (S.I.) Maximum Value (S.I.) Units (S.I.) Minimum Value (Imp.) Maximum Value (Imp.) Units (Imp.)
Atomic Volume (average) 0.0101 0.0103 m3/kmol 616.339 628.544 in3/kmol
Density 19.25 19.35 Mg/m3 1201.74 1207.98 lb/ft3
Energy Content 5600 6000 MJ/kg 606697 650032 kcal/lb
Bulk Modulus 148 180 GPa 21.4656 26.1068 106 psi
Compressive Strength 20 205 MPa 2.90075 29.7327 ksi
Ductility 0.02 0.5 0.02 0.5 NULL
Elastic Limit 20 205 MPa 2.90075 29.7327 ksi
Endurance Limit 40 110 MPa 5.8015 15.9541 ksi
Fracture Toughness 40 90 MPa.m1/2 36.4019 81.9042 ksi.in1/2
Hardness 200 700 MPa 29.0076 101.526 ksi
Loss Coefficient 0.0016 0.018 0.0016 0.018 NULL
Modulus of Rupture 20 205 MPa 2.90075 29.7327 ksi
Poisson's Ratio 0.415 0.425 0.415 0.425 NULL
Shear Modulus 26 30 GPa 3.77098 4.35113 106 psi
Tensile Strength 100 220 MPa 14.5038 31.9083 ksi
Young's Modulus 76 81 GPa 11.0229 11.7481 106 psi
Glass Temperature K °F
Latent Heat of Fusion 60 70 kJ/kg 25.7952 30.0944 BTU/lb
Maximum Service Temperature 400 490 K 260.33 422.33 °F
Melting Point 1330 1338 K 1934.33 1948.73 °F
Minimum Service Temperature 0 0 K -459.67 -459.67 °F
Specific Heat 125 135 J/kg.K 0.0967323 0.104471 BTU/lb.F
Thermal Conductivity 305 319 W/m.K 570.97 597.179 BTU.ft/h.ft2.F
Thermal Expansion 13.5 14.5 10-6/K 24.3 26.1 10-6/°F
Breakdown Potential MV/m V/mil
Dielectric Constant NULL
Resistivity 2 3 10-8 ohm.m 2 3 10-8 ohm.m
Environmental Properties
  Resistance Factors
1=Poor 5=Excellent
Flammability 5
Fresh Water 5
Organic Solvents 5
Oxidation at 500C 5
Sea Water 5
Strong Acid 5
Strong Alkalis 5
UV 5
Wear 3
Weak Acid 5
Weak Alkalis 5