• 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)
  • metal
  • This silvery metal is used in many alloys. (chem4kids.com)
  • Very pure gallium metal has a silvery color and its solid metal fractures conchoidally like glass. (wikipedia.org)
  • therefore, it should not be stored in glass or metal containers because the container may rupture when the gallium changes state. (wikipedia.org)
  • For this reason as well as the metal contamination and freezing-expansion problems, samples of gallium metal are usually supplied in polyethylene packets within other containers. (wikipedia.org)
  • Element type: Non-metal element Gallium (Cd) Product Name: Cadmium telluride No.:1306-25-8 Standard: GB/T11 Appe. (trade-metal.com)
  • Pure aluminium is a silvery-white metal with many desirable characteristics. (reference.com)
  • A gallium spoon is a utensil made out of low-melting point metal as a prank. (reference.com)
  • It is a silvery white metal, which resists corrosion in dry air, but not in moist air. (wikipedia.org)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • element
  • Modern uses for the element Gallium include being used in byproducts of fuel, diaspore (a plant dispersal unit), and germanite (a mineral). (prezi.com)
  • It was Dmitiri Mendeleev who predicted that there was an element that existed that was like gallium. (prezi.com)
  • A silvery-white metallic d-block element, it has historically been classified as a rare earth element, together with yttrium and the lanthanides. (wikipedia.org)