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Unread 08-16-2004, 10:08 PM   #7
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Maybe extend the description of gold being that it is the best heat conductor that is largely chemically inert and not prone to tarnishing, even in harsh environments. This is why gold gets used for various thermal and/or electrical applications. It is, as you've explained, not the best conductor of heat/electricity though - it's just the best that is most stable for a wide range of harsh environments.
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