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4N,3N,2N gallium

thereelstory - 1-5-2010 at 18:51

on one website, it says these all are 99.99 pure. so my question, stupid as it may be, is:

if the N stands for NORMALTY, what is the difference if the purity is the same.

thanks in advaNCE.

12AX7 - 1-5-2010 at 20:04

2N = 99%, 'N' = "nines". If it's actually 99.99%, they slipped it cheaper?

If it were normality, I wonder what it would be diluted by! Gallium is 5.91 g/cm^3 and 69.723 g/mol,^3+%2F+69.723+g%2F...
84.7M. So whatever it's diluted by, 2 Normal would be about 2.5% (depending on how many bonds you count gallium's normality as).


chemrox - 21-5-2010 at 14:33

2N should be 99.99% purity and 3N should be 99.999%@12AX7; I can't get anything else out of it. Why didn't you link us to the page?

Fleaker - 21-5-2010 at 18:06

No. 2N is 99%, 3N5 is 99.95%, and 6N is 99.9999%.

People seem to have a gallium fixation these days :-0

thereelstory - 21-5-2010 at 18:24

thanks, todos.

JohnWW - 22-5-2010 at 01:42

What would the impurities in Ga metal be? Most likely Al, because most Ga produced is obtained as a by-product of the refining by alkaline dissolution of bauxite into pure alumina.