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- boiling point - 675°F
- atomic mass - 200.59
- color - white/silver, mirror appearance
- density - 15.5336 cm/g^3
- oxidation - doesn't react to oxygen (in the air)
- highly toxic
- Mercury can be found in coal burning power plants, ex: volcanoes
- It is used for thermometers, barometers, and dental uses. Mercury is an alloy so it can be combined with other elements for multiple other uses. For example, making signs, batteries, etc.
Compounds Mercury Forms: fluorides, hydrides, chlorides, iodides, bromides, oxides, sulfides, nitrides, etc.
Reactivity: mercury reacts multiple different substances like air, water, halogens, and only acids under certain conditions.
Isotopes: mercury has a total of 7 isotopes.
Safety Information: keep from little exposure as possible to protect from nerve or kidney damage
The first time Mercury ever harmed anyone was when he was just a boy. The first day in kindergarten he met a friend and they became very close, always having play dates and laughing alongside each other. As time went on, Mercury's friend had been exposed to him for too long, and a month later had nerve damage. A similar incident happened again in middle school. Mercury had finally became apart of the popular crowd, but it didn't last for long because one week after Mercury and his friends hanging out day and night, they all received liver damage. After all the embarrassment through 8th grade, Mercury's family decided to have him homeschooled so he wouldn't be held responsible for the health issues of others.
Mercury has been living on his own since he's 18. He couldn't go to college because of the risk of hurting those around him. In his apartment, he must keep it cool, because he doesn't like growing. Mercury is used to all of the strict living conditions, but wishes to know what is like to be a regular element.
Mercury has 80 protons and 121 neutrons to make up the atomic mass of mercury, 201
Mercury is typically in the liquid state, and this image captures the mirror like color mercury has.
Mercury can be made into a solid, and this is a rock with mercury combined into it.