Facts about Gallium
Facts about Gallium - Element included on the Periodic Table
Facts about the Definition of the Element Gallium
The Element Gallium is defined as...
A rare metallic element that is liquid near room temperature, expands on solidifying, and is found as a trace element in coal, bauxite, and other minerals. It is used in semiconductor technology and as a component of various low-melting alloys.
Interesting Facts about the Origin and Meaning of the element name Gallium
What are the origins of the word Gallium ?
Gallium was discovered by Paul Emile Lecoq de Boisbaudran. The name originates from the Latin word Gallia meaning France also gallus, meaning "rooster"after himself 'Lecoq'.
Facts about the Classification of the Element Gallium
Gallium is classified in the 'Other Metals' section which can be located in groups 13, 14, and 15 of the Periodic Table. All of these elements are solid, have a relatively high density and are opaque.
Brief Facts about the Discovery and History of the Element Gallium
Gallium was discovered by Paul Emile Lecoq de Boisbaudran in France in 1875.
Occurrence of the element Gallium in the Atmosphere
Gallium does not exist in pure form in nature
Found as a trace element in coal, bauxite, and other minerals
Common Uses of Gallium
Component of various low-melting alloys
The Properties of the Element Gallium
Name of Element : Gallium
Symbol of Element : Ga
Atomic Number of Gallium : 31
Atomic Mass: 69.723 amu
Melting Point: 29.78 °C - 302.93 °K
Boiling Point: 2403.0 °C - 2676.15 °K
Number of Protons/Electrons in Gallium : 31
Number of Neutrons in Gallium : 39
Crystal Structure: Orthorhombic
Density @ 293 K: 5.907 g/cm3
Color of Gallium : white / silver
The element Gallium and the Periodic Table
Find out more facts about Gallium on the Periodic Table which arranges every chemical element according to its atomic number, as based on the periodic law, so that chemical elements with similar properties are in the same column. Our Periodic Table is simple to use - just click on the symbol for Gallium for additional facts and info and for an instant comparison of the Atomic Weight, Melting Point, Boiling Point and Mass - G/cc of Gallium with any other element. An invaluable source for more interesting facts and information about the Gallium element and as a Chemistry reference guide.
Facts and Info about the element Gallium - IUPAC and the Modern Standardised Periodic Table
The Standardised Periodic Table in use today was agreed by the International Union of Pure Applied Chemistry, IUPAC, in 1985 which includes the Gallium element. The famous Russian Scientist, Dimitri Mendeleev, perceived the correct classification method of "the periodic table" for the 65 elements which were known in his time. Gallium was discovered by Paul Emile Lecoq de Boisbaudran in France in 1875. The Standardised Periodic Table now recognises more periods and elements than Dimitri Mendeleev knew in his day but still all fitting into his concept of the "Periodic Table" in which Gallium is just one element that can be found.
Facts and Info about the Element Gallium
Information Facts about the Gallium Element