Wanted: Mercury

Britney Woodruff

Wanted For:

  • Making thermometers
  • Conducts electricity
  • Used in electrical switches.


  • Hydragyrum (means liquid-silver)
  • Quicksilver (for its mobility)

Look out for:

  • Atomic number is 80
  • Melts at room temperature. (68°F 20°C)
  • Metal
  • Atomic weight is 200.59.

Unknown to who found it first!

Report of Mercury's first arrest

Mercury was known to the ancient Chinese and Hindus and has been found in 3500 year old Egyptian tombs.

Last seen

On Earth's crust.

Mercury's Buddies

Easily forms alloys with:

  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Zinc
  • Cadmium

Warning !
  • Mercury is very poisonous.