The New Metal Gallium


THE discovery, by M. Lecoq de Boisbaudran, of a supposed new element in a blende from the Pierrefite mine in the Argeles Valley, Pyrenees, was made known in our “Notes” of last week. This element, which the discoverer proposes to name Gallium, has revealed itself by the following chemical reactions:—


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MELDOLA, R. The New Metal Gallium . Nature 12, 481 (1875).

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