Mercury

Element Brochure

Introduction

How it got its name: Named after the roman god mercury know for speed and mobility

Family: transitional metal

Period: 6

General Information


Chemical symbol: HG

Atomic Number: 80

Atomic Mass: 200.59

Number of protons, neutrons, and electrons: 80

Number of valence electrons: 6s²

Any known isotopes of the element: Yes

Physical Properties

Melting point is -37.89 F
Boiling point is 675 F
Density 13.54 g/cc
Abundance in the earth’s crust 0.085 (ppm)
Standard state is a liquid

Uses

The element is found free in nature from the mineral cinnabar
The form the element is found in is liquid form
Uses include to make thermometers, barometers and its also found in vaccines

Interesting Facts

1. Spain and India supply the most mercury in the world


2. It can be extremely dangerous to humans but we use it in common things and even things that go in your body

Sources

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