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Formula: Ga2Cl6

Molecular Weight: 176.08

Form: Solid, Deliquescent Crystals

Melting Point: 77.9 Celsius

Boiling Point: 201.3 Celsius

Density: Solid: 2.47 g/cm3 Liquid: 2.29 g/cm3

Soluble in: H20, NH3, CCl4, CS2, Benzene.

Uses - Manufacture of metallic gallium, and semiconductors.

Other Names - Gallium (3+) chloride.

Signs and Symptoms of Gallium Trichloride Exposure:

May include wheezing, coughing, itching throat, dyspnea, sense of suffocation, burning chest pain, and, in more severe cases, cyanosis, laryngeal edema, respiratory arrest or delayed pulmonary edema. Exposure to the fumes may cause petechial rash and partial paralysis. Gastrointestinal symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or bloody stools. This substance is dangerous to inhale, ingest, or touch.

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