Mercury (Not the planet)
Learning about Mercury (Description)
The name Mercury comes from the planet Mercury in space. Hydrargyrum comes from the greek word hydrargyros meaning water and silver, which is why the symbol is Hg on the periodic table. It is also known as liquid silver and quicksilver.
It is a liquid in room temperature. That is it's natural state.
Mercury out of the bottle! Pretty Cool!
This is why it is called liquid silver.
Where is it found?
Mercury is found in an ore called cinnabar. Cinnabar ore is found in mineral extraction locations or in other words, mines.
- Mercuric Chloride
- Mercurous Chloride
Planetary Model Sketch
What is it used in?
Mercury has many uses.
- Fluorescent lams
- Mercury vapor is used in street lights
- 121 neutrons
- 80 protons/ electrons
- Crystal Structure: Rhombohedral
Atomic number: 80
Atomic mass: 200.59 amu
Melting point: -38.87 C | 234.28 K
Boiling point: 356.58 C | 629.73 K