Why gold is the noblest of all the metals

@article{Hammer1995WhyGI,
  title={Why gold is the noblest of all the metals},
  author={B. Hammer and J. N{\o}rskov},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1995},
  volume={376},
  pages={238-240}
}
  • B. Hammer, J. Nørskov
  • Published 1995
  • Chemistry
  • Nature
  • THE unique role that gold plays in society is to a large extent related to the fact that it is the most noble of all metals: it is the least reactive metal towards atoms or molecules at the interface with a gas or a liquid. The inertness of gold does not reflect a general inability to form chemical bonds, however—gold forms very stable alloys with many other metals. To understand the nobleness of gold, we have studied a simple surface reaction, the dissociation of H2 on the surface of gold and… CONTINUE READING
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