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Homework Help: There is one metallic element which is normally a solid, but which will melt if you h

  1. Mar 27, 2006 #1
    There is one metallic element which is normally a solid, but which will melt if you hold it in your hand. Which element is it?


    Is it Francium?
     
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  3. Mar 28, 2006 #2

    berkeman

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  4. Mar 28, 2006 #3

    brewnog

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    Urrrm, really cold mercury?!

    :grin:
     
  5. Mar 28, 2006 #4
    yep I googled and came up with Gallium as being the answer you'd give in a class although it Ceasium is worth a mention too.
     
  6. Mar 29, 2006 #5

    Tide

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    I can vouch for that - gallium really does melt in your hand! :)
     
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