Germanium

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Germanium is a chemical element with the symbol Ge and atomic number 32. This lustrous, hard, silver-white metalloid is chemically similar to tin. Germanium forms a large number of organometallic compounds and is an important semiconductor material used in transistors. It is named after the country of Germany.


 

General
Atomic number:   32
Symbol:   Ge
Atomic weight:   72.59
Boiling Point (C):   2830
Melting Point (C):   937.4
Density:   5.32
heatVapor:   68
heatFusion:   7.6
Electrical Conductivity:   0.022
Thermal Conductivity:   .14
Specific Heat Capacity:   0.073

 

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