description. Gallium Gallium is a silvery metal with atomic number 31. It’s used in semiconductors and LEDs, but the cool thing about it is its melting point, w
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Gallium is a silvery metal with atomic number 31. It’s used in semiconductors and LEDs, but the cool thing about it is its melting point, which is only about 85 degrees Fahrenheit. If you hold a solid gallium crystal in your hand, your body heat will cause it to slowly melt into a silvery metallic puddle. Pour it into a dish, and it freezes back into a solid.

While you probably shouldn’t lick your fingers after playing with it, gallium isn’t toxic and won’t make you crazy like mercury does. And if you get tired of it, you can melt it onto glass and make yourself a mirror.

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Submitted: 01/14/2013
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#16 - masterPlol (01/15/2013) [+] (3 replies)
85 Fahrenheit = ~29,4° Celsius

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#14 - felixjarl (01/15/2013) [+] (5 replies)
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Actually gallium tea/coffee spoons are quite common as a joke. The heat from the beverage will dissolve the spoon and then it just to watch the reactions.
#36 - blablub (01/15/2013) [+] (5 replies)
#24 - shazmothree (01/15/2013) [+] (1 reply)
I like bismuth
#5 - bombarded (01/15/2013) [-]
#18 - pepemex ONLINE (01/15/2013) [-]
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#37 - azraelthemage (01/15/2013) [+] (1 reply)
I read Gallium as "Gollum". Well, that's enough Tolkein for one day.
#54 - ofc (01/15/2013) [-]
User avatar #21 - noamk (01/15/2013) [+] (10 replies)
i am very dissappointed.
40 degrees celsius isn't even that hot of a day here in the summer.
i can never have my gallium fun, it shall always be a liquid in the presence of middle eastern sun.
god ******* damn it, internet, stop getting my hopes up.
User avatar #28 to #27 - noamk (01/15/2013) [-]
i said "middle-eastern sun".
that should give you a pretty good idea of where i am.
#17 - xxxsonic fanxxx (01/15/2013) [+] (2 replies)
Gallium only isn't used in semiconductors. GaAs - Gallium Arsenide is what is used in making semiconductors.
User avatar #82 - codyxvasco (01/15/2013) [+] (1 reply)
It's very sticky, that's why I use Mercury.
User avatar #44 - apostolos (01/15/2013) [-]
Link for purchase?
#65 - xxxsonic fanxxx (01/15/2013) [-]
yeah I recently acquired some of this and I can confirm the following: it is awesome.

however it's also kind of sticky when melted. Not by MUCH but it's pretty far from flowing like water, and you'll need to wash your hands after handling it.

I recommend grabbing some if you're interested, though. google galliumsource. :)
#60 - warlockrichard (01/15/2013) [-]
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#52 - silasersej (01/15/2013) [+] (1 reply)
that is tin, right?
User avatar #85 to #52 - Lightclaw (01/15/2013) [-]
Read the ******* description.
#25 - JosephDecreux (01/15/2013) [+] (1 reply)
if you put some gallium on aluminium it will weaken aluminiums structural integrity and give it the consistency of cardboard allowing you to poke wholes in/through solid chucks of aluminium
#31 to #25 - lazyvoltage (01/15/2013) [-]
now I know how the goverment did 9/11
User avatar #34 - blueberriez (01/15/2013) [-]
#33 - handofdestiny ONLINE (01/15/2013) [-]
bad pronunciation joke incoming..
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