Baby Gallium

By: Sam Lauer

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About Gallium

Baby Gallium gets along with Plutonium. Definitely keep him away from acids and alkalies. He can be found in period 4, group 13 on the periodic table. Its group is called the Boron group. It is similar to Aluminum and Indium. Gallium is used in transistors, PET scanners, Plutonium Bombs, some computer chips, and high temperature thermometers. Gallium costs $499 to adopt one kilogram. The baby was found by Paul Emile Lecoq de Boisbaudran in 1875. We named him after the Latin word for France, Gallia. He is a solid, metal, and has no odor. Gallium is silvery-white. It is mildly reactive and reacts to alkali metals and acids. Baby Gallium is sure in for a bright future!


Gallium is not found in pure form in nature. Gallium was one of the three elements left as a question mark on Mendeleev's first periodic table. Most Gallium is produced in Australia, Russia, France, and Germany. America produces no Gallium. A cool fact about Gallium is that it melts in your hand because of its low melting point.

Gallium Statistics

Boiling Point: 2477 Kelvin, 2204° Celsius, 3999° Fahrenheit

Melting Point: 303 Kelvin, 30° Celsius, 84° Fahrenheit

Atomic Number: 31

Atomic Mass: 69.7 AMUs

Isotopes: 2 natural non-radioactive ones, 34 man-made radioactive isotopes

Radioactivity: Certain isotopes are radioactive

What Baby Gallium Is Used In

Gallium - The crazy metal that melts in hand.
Aerial view of an atomic bomb explosion


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