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At 25 gallium is a solid with a density of 5.91 g/cm3. Its melting point, 29.8 , is low enough that you can melt it by holding it in your hand . The density of liquid gallium just above the melting point is 6.1 g/cm3.
Based on this information, what unusual feature would you expect to find in the phase diagram of gallium?
We’re asked to draw the phase diagram of gallium to determine its unusual feature based on the given information:
Recall that a phase diagram shows the transition of matter between solid, liquid, and gas phases as temperature and pressure changes.