• 1875
  • Since its discovery in 1875, gallium has been used to make alloys with low melting points. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 1875, a man named Paul-Emile Lecoq de Boisbaudran discovered Gallium in France. (prezi.com)
  • In 1875 Lecoq de Boisbaudran, whose curiosity had been aroused by the presence of unknown lines in the spectrum of a zinc mineral originating from the Pyrenees, succeeded in isolating the metal, which he named gallium after his native France (Gallia). (umicore.com)
  • mercury
  • Gallium alloys are used in thermometers as a non-toxic and environmentally friendly alternative to mercury, and can withstand higher temperatures than mercury. (wikipedia.org)
  • Of the four, gallium is the only one that is neither highly reactive (rubidium and caesium) nor highly toxic (mercury) and can therefore be used in metal-in-glass high-temperature thermometers. (wikipedia.org)
  • Unlike mercury, liquid gallium metal wets glass and skin, along with most other materials (with the exceptions of quartz, graphite, and Teflon), making it mechanically more difficult to handle even though it is substantially less toxic and requires far fewer precautions. (wikipedia.org)
  • Mercury is a heavy, silvery-white liquid metal. (wikipedia.org)
  • barium
  • Calcium is a very ductile silvery metal with a pale yellow tint whose properties are very similar to the heavier elements in its group, strontium, barium, and radium. (wikipedia.org)
  • alloy
  • Gallium easily alloys with many metals, and is used in small quantities in the plutonium-gallium alloy in the plutonium cores of nuclear bombs to stabilize the plutonium crystal structure. (wikipedia.org)
  • salts
  • Gallium(III) behaves in a similar manner to ferric salts in biological systems, and has been used in some medical applications, including pharmaceuticals and radiopharmaceuticals. (wikipedia.org)
  • toxic
  • Gallium is not toxic and can produce skin rashes and decrease production of blood cells. (prezi.com)
  • Though many of the elements found in gaseous forms can be considered toxic, many in liquid and solid forms can be equally as deadly: argon, gallium, and chlorine to name just a few. (listverse.com)