3GALLIUM INFOGallium is a metal found in the 13th group on the Periodic Table of Elements.Gallium was discovered by a man named Paul-Émile Lecoq de Boisbaudran in 1875.Gallium’s etymological name originated, when Boisbaudran named it after France, his home country.Gallium recieved its chemical symbol, Ga, as an abbreviation of Gallium.
4Gallium does not exist in any compounds in nature. It also has no appearance in any natural form.
5COMMON USES Gallium salts are used in medical imaging. In creating mirrors.To dope semiconductors.In high temperature thermometers.(High temperature thermometer)
6STATE OF MATTERGALLIUM WOULD MELT IN THE HUMAN HAND OR AT ROOM TEMPERATURE.
7Chemical Properties GALLIUM IS NOT FLAMMABLE. WHEN GALLIUM IS IN DRY AIR IT STAYS STABLE, IN MOIST AIR, IT TARNISHES.WHEN GALLIUM IS IN WATER, IT MELTS.
8GALLIUM IN NATUREGALLIUM ISN’T FOUND IN NATURE. IT IS A MIXTURE OF MERCURY (Hg), CESIUM (Cs) AND RUBIDUM (Rb).GALLIUM IS OBTAINED BY SMELTING(FUSING THE METALS TOGETHER).GALLIUM IS MAN-MADE.
9PHYSICAL PROPERTIES GALLIUM’S BOILING POINT IS 2,204 DEGREES C. IT’S MELTING POINT IS DEGREES C.GALLIUM HAS A DENSITY OF 5.91 GRAMS PER UNIT CENTIMETER.