Is gallium available in pure form?

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Is gallium available in pure form?
« on: 20/03/2009 06:31:31 »
Is gallium available in pure form?
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Re: Is gallium available in pure form?
« Reply #1 on: 20/03/2009 06:49:48 »
Yes.

99.99% pure anyway.

Here is just one link for the suppliers: http://www.alibaba.com/showroom/Gallium.html

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Re: Is gallium available in pure form?
« Reply #2 on: 20/03/2009 06:50:25 »
Ya .......   u can get it in pure form!!!

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Re: Is gallium available in pure form?
« Reply #3 on: 20/03/2009 07:10:37 »
How about handling, since the melting point is almost at room temp....

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Re: Is gallium available in pure form?
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« Reply #6 on: 31/03/2009 09:01:56 »
Would 1 g of gallium metal be enough to demonstrate to a class that its melting point is under body temperature?

I would like to have some cool things to show a class of middle school physical science students (12-13 years old), and a small amount of gallium might be affordable. Unfortunately, at retail, low-volume prices, it will be about $35-40 a gram (instead of the $3 a gram price often quoted), and ~$10 more for shipping, so I would only be able to afford a small amount, if any.

I found wardsci.com and newbielink:http://www.coleparmer.com [nonactive] as U.S. retail suppliers, but I had trouble finding another source for relatively small volumes. Any ideas about where to get some cheaper?

Thanks, Matt

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« Reply #7 on: 31/03/2009 10:15:37 »
Sorry, i am still searching for that.....

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« Reply #8 on: 31/03/2009 13:00:48 »
Would 1 g of gallium metal be enough to demonstrate to a class that its melting point is under body temperature?
This evening I'll try with 1 g and then I'll tell you.
Bye!

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« Reply #9 on: 03/04/2009 08:38:17 »
Would 1 g of gallium metal be enough to demonstrate to a class that its melting point is under body temperature?
This evening I'll try with 1 g and then I'll tell you.
Bye!

Did u try...?

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« Reply #10 on: 03/04/2009 13:56:29 »
Would 1 g of gallium metal be enough to demonstrate to a class that its melting point is under body temperature?
This evening I'll try with 1 g and then I'll tell you.
Bye!

Did u try...?
Sorry, I still hadn't time. I'll try this night.

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« Reply #11 on: 03/04/2009 23:06:41 »
Ok, I have tried with exactly 1g in the form of several pieces (scratched with a knive from the 30 g bulk). I have put them together in the palm of a hand and put the thumb of the other hand on them, sligltly pressing to increase the contact. After about 2 minutes it was melt almost completely.

By the way, gallium stains the hands, so you'll have to wash them after.
« Last Edit: 04/04/2009 04:19:09 by lightarrow »