Mercury

HG

Mercury

The name of my element is called Mercury and its abbreviation is HG.


It is one of the two only elements on the periodic table that is a liquid at room temperature. I find this very interesting. i also knew a little bit about it before and i wanted to know more.


Atomic Number: 80
Atomic Mass: 200.59 amu
Melting Point: -38.87 °C (234.28 K, -37.966 °F)
Boiling Point: 356.58 °C (629.73 K, 673.844 °F)
Number of Protons/Electrons: 80
Number of Neutrons: 121



What does Mercury look like?



Mercury is a dense, silvery-white, poisonous metal with a mirror-like appearance.


Characteristics

It is the only common metal that is liquid at room temperature. Mercury evaporates slowly at room temperature.

The metal is relatively stable in dry air, but in moist air tarnishes slowly to form a gray oxide coating.

Mercury has high surface tension and, when spilled, breaks up into tiny beads.


atomic number 80


Facts


Date of Discovery: 1500 BC it was found in egyptian tombs
Discoverer: Unknown
Name Origin: After the planet Mercury
Symbol Origin: From the Latin word hydrargyrum (liquid silver)
Uses: thermometers, barometers, fluorescent lamps, batteries
Obtained From: cinnabar ore


Cannonball in mercury