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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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

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, 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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#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)
Fahrenheit
#24 - shazmothree (01/15/2013) [+] (1 reply)
I like bismuth
#5 - bombarded (01/15/2013) [-]
Nice.
#18 - pepemex (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) [-]
MFW
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.
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?
#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.
Damn.
#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 #79 - assdoreponyfucker ONLINE (01/15/2013) [-]
as i thought, this post was posted usually this time of month. thank you for reminding me there something out there in which i can melt in my hand
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User avatar #23 - nozepicker (01/15/2013) [-]
But does it blend?
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