GALLIUM(III) PHOSPHIDE - (12063-98-8)

Introduction

Name: gallium(III) phosphide; gallium phosphide
* IUPAC
CAS Number: 12063-98-8
Chemical Formula: GaP
Molar Mass: 100.696761 g
Mass Percent: Ga 69.240 %; P 30.759 % 

Classification

• inorganic

Uses/Function

• "Gallium arsenide and gallium phosphide are used in a variety of semiconductor devices, including diodes and laser diodes, and may be found in computers and cell phones." 1

Bonding

Bonding: polar covalent
Ionic Character: 11.52 %

For More Information

Sources

(1) - Halka, Monica and Nordstrom, Brian. Metals & Metalloids; Infobase Publishing: New York, NY, 2011; p 31.