Laboratory Testing & General Mineral Processing Engineering

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Gallium, Selenium, can they be amalgamated with other metals? (1 reply)

1 month ago
Algev 1 month ago

Seeking help from knowledgeable metallurgists.

I would like to make amalgam's, some of the element I would like to melt together are:



Which noble metals are compatible and can melted to create an amalgam for example:

Selenium and Gold? or Silver? or platinum?

My question is can they be melted together?


Same for Gallium.


Thank you in Advance







4 weeks ago
Jorge 4 weeks ago

Mercury may form amalgam with many metals. The amalgam can be made by direct contact. In some cases, it is necessary to increase the temperature. The typical elements are sodium, potassium, barium, cadmium, magnesium, tin, antimony, lead, zinc, bismuth, gold, silver. Copper, aluminum and pallium require more time or increase the temperature to make an amalgam. Selenium has affinity for mercury. Gallium and mercury have low solubility each other.

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