Origin of gallium
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Who, for instance, will find a use for gallium, the metal of France?Creative Chemistry|Edwin E. Slosson
Its salts would be precipitable by barium carbonate; the gallium salts are thrown down by this reagent.
Gallium is best detected by means of its spark spectrum, which gives two violet lines of wave length 4171 and 4031.
Its specific gravity (and this is very remarkable) would be about 59; gallium has a specific gravity of 593.
A sulphate and a chloride of gallium have already been obtained.
British Dictionary definitions for gallium
Word Origin for gallium
Word Origin and History 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").