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Mariah Hadley


Name: Gallium
Symbol: Ga
Atomic Number: 31
Atomic Mass: 69.723
Standard State: solid at 298 k but can melt only at a little bit above this temerature
Group name: none
Period in Periodic Table: 4
Color: a silver white
Classification: metallic
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Gallium arsenide is capable of turning electricity into coherent light. One of the only metals that can be liquid near room temperatures. Gallium has a silvery appearence and looks similar to glass. Gallium should not be stored in glass or metal containers because it might break the metal solidifies. High-purity Gallium can be attacked slowly by mineral acids.