Germanium


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Facts:


Symbol: Ge

Atomic Number: 32

Atomic Mass: 73

Number of Protons: 32

Number of Nuetrons: 41

Number of Electrons: 32

The Melting Point: 937.4 degrees Celsius

The Boiling Point: 2830 degrees Celsius

The Normal Phase: Solid

The Cost: $3 for a gram

The Classification: Metalloid

Belongs to: Recycled Family

Origin of Name: Latin meaning Germany

Discovered By: Clemens Winkler in 1886
Color: Grayish-white
Can Be Used: in medical field, for calculators and computers, guitar amps, and semiconductors
Found In: Argyrodite and coal
Durability: Very brittle



By:Paige Sawicki