[Solved] Why is gold used in the Gold-leaf electroscope?

Why is gold used in the Gold-leaf electroscope?

a) Gold is easily available in nature
b) Gold is malleable
c) Gold is conducted in nature
d) Gold is cheap

Answer: b
Explanation: Though gold is a costly metal it is used in electroscopes because of the property malleability. This means very thin and light sheets can be formed from gold simply by hammering or rolling and hence the deflection of the light gold plates increases.

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