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Gallium : oxidation states listed include +3 but not +2. Antimony : oxidation states listed include -3 but not -2. jimswen 09:41, 8 March 2007 (UTC)
Presently, Gallium(III)_antimonide is redirected to Gallium(II)_antimonide. If anything, should be other way around.jimswen 09:15, 8 March 2007 (UTC) GaSb is just like GaN, GaP, & GaAs stoichiometrically if not crystallographically; why change oxidation states? Sb is in column V with N,P,As, all presumably -3, because the Lewis octet is 8, and 8-5=3. Gallium is pretty strongly +3. Neither gives the other reason to deviate. The real polarity of the bonds is rather low, but oxidation number is a formalism, a mental stoichiometric accounting which need not change until the real polar content passes zero and reverses, or until one finds analogous compounds with anchoring reasons for a different oxidation-number scheme. I know of no analogous compounds other than GaAs, GaP, InAs, InSb, AlSb, etc. On the other hand, dis-analogous compounds GaTe, Ga3Sb2, and GaO would rightly be Ga(II). GaBi would probably be a metal alloy with oxidation numbers all zero. jimswen 09:31, 8 March 2007 (UTC)
GaSb is a III-V (3-5) semiconductor, Ga+3 & Sb-3, so the article should be re-named Gallium(III) antimonide. Needs to, before the table can be changed. I think it may have been a mere typo in the first place. How does one change a page name?... (jimswen 08:07, 8 March 2007 (UTC))
Are there any other antimonides of gallium? If not, the (III) would be unnecessary. Chrischeesewhine 21:09, 10 March 2007 (UTC)
Googling shows "Gallium antimonide" to be much more common than "Gallium(III) antimonide". Would that be a sufficiently precise name? -GTBacchus(talk) 05:58, 15 March 2007 (UTC)
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