Gallium: compounds information
This section lists some binary compounds with halogens (known as halides), oxygen (known as oxides), hydrogen (known as hydrides), and some other compounds of gallium. For each compound, a formal oxidation number for gallium is given, but the usefulness of this number is limited for p-block elements in particular. Based upon that oxidation number, an electronic configuration is also given but note that for more exotic compounds you should view this as a guide only.
In compounds of gallium (where known), the most common oxidation numbers of gallium are: 3.
The term hydride is used to indicate compounds of the type MxHy and not necessarily to indicate that any compounds listed behave as hydrides chemically.
- Gallium trihydride: [GaH3]2
- Gallium trifluoride: GaF3
- Gallium tribromide: GaBr3
- Digallium hexaiodide: Ga2I6
- Gallium nitride: GaN
- none listed
- Gallium trifluoride trihydrate: GaF3.3H2O