list of chemical symbols. most chemical elements are represented symbolically by two letters, generally the first two in their name. in some cases, the first letter together with some other letter from their name was used, particularly when their first two letters had already been allocated to another element.,gold occurrence chemical symbol isotopes,download pdf. faq. gold is a precious metallic element with atomic number 79 and is a part of the periodic table. gold falls under the sixth period and the group eleven in the periodic table. gold is a transition metal.