Its Uses And Characteristics
-Medicine and curing diseases.
-It is used for making thermometers, barometers, diffusion pumps and many other instruments.
-It is used for the making of some telescopes.
-It is used in making some neon signs.
-it is used for making vapour and fluorescent lamps.
-Mercury is also used to make various bombs.
As you can see mercury is important to our everyday lives and without it some extraordinary creations would not have existed.
Mercury also has a unique set of characteristics and here are some of them:
-It is a metallic element.
-It is liquid and normal temperature.
-Its color is a grey-black shade.
-Its a poor conductor of heat but a fair conductor of electricity.
-Its freezing and boiling points are exceptionally low for a metal.
What Mercury Looks Like And Its Uses
Who Found Mercury?
This is a picture of what mercury looks like on the periodic table
This shows that even though it is a liquid it still has a hard surface
This is a drop of mercury showing it shape and size