Mercury

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Discipline:
Science
Subject:
Chemical Elements
Grade:
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Mercury

Mercury! (No, not the planet...)

History

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Uses

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References

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Emsley, J. (2014). Mercury - element information, properties and uses: Periodic table. Retrieved from http://www.rse.org

> Discovered in ancient times, but no one knows where or who discovered it.> Used by Egyptians in painting their tombs. > Spanish and French painters used it to decorate caves. > Fascinated people because it was a liquid that could dissolve gold.

> Found in ALL food, but there's not enough of it to poison humans; an average human consumes only 0.01 milligrams per day.> Easily absorbed through the skin and into the repritory system.> Home thermometers

> Used to extract gold from ores.> Used in Thermometers.> Used in production of chlorine and sodium hydroxide. > Treated to seed corn to increase resistance to fungal disease.> Toxic; once used in pesticides. > Released by microorganisms that live in polluted waters.> Forms various alloys with metals such as gold, silver, and tin. > Obtained as cinnabar ore; extracted by heating with air currents and then condensing the vapor.> VERY RARELY found itself in the enviroment. Usually discovered as cinabar ore. (Or Mercury Sulfide)> Liquid metal at room temperature.> Dangerous in any form.

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Classify? Discovery?

CriteriaName: Mercury Atomic Number: 80 Atomic Mass: 200.8No. of protons: 80 No. of Neutrons: 121 No. of Electrons: 80Period No.: 6 Group No. 12


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