Atomic symbol: Ga Atomic number: 31 Atomic weight: 69.723
Fun Facts about Gallium
Gallium has many interesting qualities. Some of these qualities include its extremely low melting temperature, which is 85.57F. The melting point of this metal is so low that it will actually melt in your hand. Dmitri Mendeleyev, a Russian inventor and chemist predicted the metals existence and characteristics in 1871. Gallium was then discovered by Paul E. Lecoq de Boisbaudran in France 1875.
This is the way the element Gallium appears on the periodic table.
Gallium, if coated with glass like in the picture to the left will give off a reflective look.
Dmitri Mendeleev predicted many of the facts about Gallium before it was discovered by Paul E. Lecoq de Boisbaudran in france 1875.
Uses of Gallium
How Gallium is harvested?
The Elements What You Really Want to Know
· Miller, Ron. The Elements What You Really Want to Know. Minneapolis:
Twenty-First Century Books, 2006. Print.