Sunday, 21 September 2014

Gallium- The Metal That Melts On Human Hand.

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I was in awe and amazed when I came across this picture (pictured above). I had to research more on this metal to find out more about it and also if there are any health effect this metal has on humans for it to be melting in their hands.
What made me want to research more on this metal is because I have never come across a metal that melts in human hand. it just makes me want to worship God the more. It just makes me want to just scream, YOU ARE AWESOME JESUS! WOW!!!

According to Wikipedia, Gallium is a soft silvery metal, and elemental gallium is a brittle solid at low temperatures. If it is held in the human hand long enough, gallium will melt, since it melts at the temperature of about 29.76 °C (85.57 °F) (slightly above room temperature). The melting point of gallium is used as a temperature reference point.


The Health effect of Gallium- Pure gallium is not a harmful substance for humans to touch. It has been handled many times only for the simple pleasure of watching it melt by the heat emitted from a human hand. However, it is known to leave a stain on hands. Even the gallium radioactive compound, gallium [67Ga] citrate, can be injected into the body and used for gallium scanning without harmful effects. Although it is not harmful in small amounts, gallium should not be purposefully consumed in large doses. Some gallium compounds can actually be very dangerous, however. For example, acute exposure to gallium(III) chloride can cause throat irritation, difficulty breathing, chest pain, and its fumes can cause even very serious conditions such as pulmonary edema and partial paralysis (Source http://www.lenntech.com/periodic/elements/ga.htm )

I hope as you view the pictures below inclusive of the one above that you magnify the name of the Lord and that you also love and appreciate the beauty in God's creations. ENJOY!






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Chidinma

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