Facts about Germanium

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Facts about the Definition of the Element Germanium
The Element Germanium is defined as...
A brittle, crystalline, gray-white metalloid element, widely used as a semiconductor, as an alloying agent and catalyst, and in certain optical glasses. The most common uses of Germanium are in Electric guitar amplifiers, Semi-conductors, an alloying agent, Infra-red spectroscopes and optical equipment,
Camera and microscope lenses and for Medical purposes.
 

Interesting Facts about the Origin and Meaning of the element name Germanium
What are the origins of the word Germanium ?
The name originates from the the Latin word Germania meaning 'Germany'


 

Facts about the Classification of the Element Germanium
Germanium is classified as a "Metalloid" element and is located in Groups 13, 14,15, 16 and 17 of the Periodic Table. An element classified as a Metalloid has properties of both metals and non-metals. Some are semi-conductors and can carry an electrical charge making them useful in calculators and computers.
 

Brief Facts about the Discovery and History of the Element Germanium
Germanium was discovered by Clemens Winkler in Germany in 1886. Mendeleev called it "ekasilicon"
 

Occurrence of the element Germanium in the Atmosphere
Found in argyrodite (sulfide of germanium and silver), coal; germanite and zinc ores
 

Common Uses of Germanium
Electric guitar amplifiers
Semi-conductor
An alloying agent
Infra-red spectroscopes and optical equipment
Camera and microscope lenses
Medical
 

The Properties of the Element Germanium

Name of Element : Germanium
Symbol of Element : Ge
Atomic Number of Germanium : 32
Atomic Mass: 72.61 amu
Melting Point: 937.4 C - 1210.55 K
Boiling Point: 2830.0 C - 3103.15 K
Number of Protons/Electrons in Germanium : 32
Number of Neutrons in Germanium : 41
Crystal Structure: Cubic
Density @ 293 K: 5.323 g/cm3
Color of Germanium : gray-white


The element Germanium and the Periodic Table
Find out more facts about Germanium 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 Germanium for additional facts and info and for an instant comparison of the Atomic Weight, Melting Point, Boiling Point and Mass - G/cc of Germanium with any other element. An invaluable source for more interesting facts and information about the Germanium element and as a Chemistry reference guide.
 

Facts and Info about the element Germanium - 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 Germanium 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. Germanium was discovered by Clemens Winkler in Germany in 1886. Mendeleev called it "ekasilicon". 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 Germanium is just one element that can be found.
 

Facts and Info about the Element Germanium
 

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