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Melting metal in your hand: Gallium

Above, part 1. And here’s part 2, where you’ll catch more action:

This is Gallium, an element with the symbol Ga and the atomic number 31. It’s a silvery metallic metal that looks like Mercury, but it’s different for a lot of reasons, most noticeably because it’s non-toxic, and because its melting point is 29.7646 °C or 85.5763 °F. At that temperature, it will melt (slowly) in your hand.

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You, too, can melt metal in your hand! Gallium is available at Amazon, or buy a Gallium Spoon Mold + 100g of Gallium to make your own melting spoons.

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