Fun Fact Friday

galliumHooray! It’s Friday… Here’s some interesting knowledge for you all!

Gallium melts at 85 degrees Fahrenheit and does not occur in nature.

At low temperatures, gallium is a brittle solid. It was discovered in 1875 and since it’s discovery has primarily been used in high temperature thermometers and in preparing of metal alloys.

It is used in microwave circuitry and infrared applications. Check out the video and how quickly it melts in your hand!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYioZFOhxow

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