25th November 2019

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Which elements have Latin names?

What are the Latin Names of Chemical Elements?
ElementSymbolLatin Name
AntimonySbStibium
CopperCuCuprum
GoldAuAurum
IronFeFerrum

In this way, what is the chemical name for gold?

Gold is a chemical element with symbol Au (from Latin: aurum) and atomic number 79. In its purest form, it is a bright, slightly reddish yellow, dense, soft, malleable, and ductile metal. Chemically, gold is a transition metal and a group 11 element.

Where did the name of gold come from?

Gold gets its English name from the Germanic word gulþa (meaning gold). The Old English word geolu means yellow. In Latin, gold was called aurum. That is why the chemical symbol for gold is Au.
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