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Video: Why Gold?

For thousands of years, people used gold as money. But why gold? Why not some other element? We tracked down an expert to find out.

For more on gold, money and the periodic table, see our story "Why Gold? A Chemist Explains."

This is the second in our series of video collaborations with Slate. Watch the first video, What Is GDP?



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