What does it look, feel, taste, or smell like?Edit
It's tasteless, no color, and no smell. It is malleable, limber, silver-colored and glossy. It tarnishes in air to the bluish-gray oxide.
How was it discovered?Edit
English scientific expert William Crookes found Thallium spectroscopically in 1861. Both Crookes and French scientific expert Claude Auguste Lamy separated the component in 1862 indpendently.
Where did its name come from?Edit
It was discovered by flame spectroscopy in 1861. Because Thallium has the colour bright green, scientists decided to give it the name Thallium, which comes from the Greek word θαλλός, 'thallos' , which means “a green shoot or twig”.
What are its uses?Edit
Thallium is very poisonous. It is also used as one ingredient to make rat and insect poison popularly. Since 1972, this use was prohibited in the US for safety concerns. Some other countries conforming to this example in the following years. Thallium salt also have been used in curing people who have ringworm, other skin infections and to decrease the night sweat of tuberculosis patients. This use has been limited, for their restricted therapeutic index, and the evolution of enhanced drugs for these fettles.
Where is it found?Edit
Thallium is a metal found in small amounts in soil
Is it dangerous?Edit
Thallium compounds contain the element are very toxic because it is colorless, odorless, tasteless so it is very toxic when you contact with skin.
Thallium in periodic tableEdit
Thallium is on column 13, row 6.