By: Payton and Anna

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Mercury was discovered by ancient Chinese and Indians before 2000 B.C.E. It was found in Egyptian tombs There aren't many records on this element because of how old it is.


  • heavy
  • silver-white
  • poor conductor of heat
  • has a freezing point of -38.83⁰c
  • boiling point of 356.73⁰c


  • batteries
  • flourescent lights
  • felt production
  • thermometers
  • barometers

compounds with mercury

  • mercuric chloride
  • Mercurous Chloride
  • Mercuric sulfide

more about mercury

  • Atomic no. 80
  • Atomic mass 200.59
  • Protons: 80 electrons:80 neutrons: 121
  • 2 valence electrons

transition metal

  • form colored compounds
  • good conductors of heat and electricity
  • can be bent easily
  • less reactive than alkali metals
  • high melting points but mercury (it is a liquid at room temperature)

Mercury (2) sulfide

mercury (2) chloride / mercuric chloride

  • HgCl2
  • ionic
  • 25.8 % chlorine; 74.2% mercury

Beautiful poetry about a beautiful element

M-mass is 200.59

E-earth made

R-reacts with nonmetals

C-could cause cause brain damage

U-usually a liquid at room temperature

R-really toxic

Y-you shouldn't eat it

Work cited

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TheViralCat007. "Wierdest Chemical Reaction I Have Ever Freaking Seen!!" YouTube. YouTube, 23 June 2012. Web. 04 May 2016.

"The Transition Metals." BBC, n.d. Web. 4 May 2016.

Winter, Mark. "Mercury: Isotope Data." Mercury»isotope Data [WebElements Periodic Table]. Webelements, n.d. Web. 04 May 2016.