Strength of gold
Name: melia g sonoda
How strong is pure gold?
Gold isn't a very strong metal. In fact, it's very ductil (it can
be drawn into long wires very easily). If you had pure gold, you could
press a nail into it quite easily. That's why gold buildings aren't
made (besides the cost) - steel is much harder and stiffer.
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