Origin of gallium
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Historical Examples of gallium
Its salts would be precipitable by barium carbonate; the gallium salts are thrown down by this reagent.
Its specific gravity (and this is very remarkable) would be about 59; gallium has a specific gravity of 593.
Chemical reactions of gallium:—The following are the chief reactions of the salts of gallium when in solution.
Lecoq de Boisbaudran and E. Jungfleisch, on the extraction of gallium from the ores in which it is found associated with indium.
The hypothetical Eka aluminium of Mendelejeff appears therefore to correspond with the gallium of Boisbaudran.
Word Origin for gallium
metalic element, discovered by spectral lines in 1875 by French chemist Lecoq de Boisbaudran (1838-1912), who named it apparently in honor of his homeland (see Gallic), but it has been suggested that he also punned on his own name (cf. Latin gallus "cock").