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Will Gold Stick to a Magnet?

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Gold, like many other precious metals, won't stick to a magnet. The magnetic field produced by a magnet only attracts metals that are ferromagnetic.
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No, gold will not stick to a magnet. The best way to check if something is really gold is by scratching the gold and then dripping nitric acid on the scratch. If it does not bubble, it's gold.
No, pure gold (or silver) will not stick to a magnet. Some alloys containing about 80% gold may, but in it's natural form, gold is not magnetic at all.
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If it looks sort of like gold, brass would be a pretty good working hypothesis; brass is also not ferromagnetic.
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Atoms contain subatomic particles called electrons, which reside in regions around the nucleus of the atom called orbitals. Electrons have a property called spin, which is analogous
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Call some of your local jewelry stores. You might be surprised at how knowledgeable they are and how willing they are to answer your questions
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