Ch.1 - Intro to General ChemistrySee all chapters
All Chapters
Ch.1 - Intro to General Chemistry
Ch.2 - Atoms & Elements
Ch.3 - Chemical Reactions
BONUS: Lab Techniques and Procedures
BONUS: Mathematical Operations and Functions
Ch.4 - Chemical Quantities & Aqueous Reactions
Ch.5 - Gases
Ch.6 - Thermochemistry
Ch.7 - Quantum Mechanics
Ch.8 - Periodic Properties of the Elements
Ch.9 - Bonding & Molecular Structure
Ch.10 - Molecular Shapes & Valence Bond Theory
Ch.11 - Liquids, Solids & Intermolecular Forces
Ch.12 - Solutions
Ch.13 - Chemical Kinetics
Ch.14 - Chemical Equilibrium
Ch.15 - Acid and Base Equilibrium
Ch.16 - Aqueous Equilibrium
Ch. 17 - Chemical Thermodynamics
Ch.18 - Electrochemistry
Ch.19 - Nuclear Chemistry
Ch.20 - Organic Chemistry
Ch.22 - Chemistry of the Nonmetals
Ch.23 - Transition Metals and Coordination Compounds

Solution: Gallium is a solid at room temperature, but has a melting point of 302.91 K. Compared to the temperature of the human body, 98.6°F, which is true? A. Gallium melts at a lower temperature than body temperature, so it could melt in your hand if you hold it. B. Gallium melts at a higher temperature than body temperature, so it will not melt in your hand if you hold it. C. The melting point of gallium is less than the freezing point of water. D. The melting point of gallium is greater than the boiling point of water.

Problem

Gallium is a solid at room temperature, but has a melting point of 302.91 K. Compared to the temperature of the human body, 98.6°F, which is true?

A. Gallium melts at a lower temperature than body temperature, so it could melt in your hand if you hold it.

B. Gallium melts at a higher temperature than body temperature, so it will not melt in your hand if you hold it.

C. The melting point of gallium is less than the freezing point of water.

D. The melting point of gallium is greater than the boiling point of water.