Is gold the heaviest element?



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    No. The heaviest element known to science is Lawrencium (abreviated Lr on the periodic table of elements). Its atomic mass is 262 amu (atomic mass units). Gold (abreviated) has an atomic mass of roughly 197 amu. If you look on the periodic table of elements, the elements are listed by many factors, one of which is atomic mass. As you go through a row, the elements get heavier. As you go down row by row, each row is heavier than the row above it. A good website to go to is the link below, it’s an interactive table that can give you all kinds of interesting facts on the elements.

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