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ERIC Number: EJ582649
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Is It Real Gold?
Harris, Harold H.
Journal of Chemical Education, v76 n2 p198-99 Feb 1999
Features acid tests for determining whether jewelry is "real" gold or simply gold-plated. Describes the carat system of denoting gold content and explains how alloys are used to create various shades of gold jewelry. Addresses the question of whether gold jewelry can turn a wearer's skin green by considering various oxidation reactions. (WRM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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