Information (History, Properties, uses, and compounds)

History: Most of the time mercury is located in compound like cinnabar (HgS) that can be found on skeletons from around 5000 BCE. Egyptians used it in ceremonies and the Romans named it quicksilver as well as using it as medicine.


Density= 13.6 g/cm^3 (at 20*C)

Melting point= - 38.9 *C

Boiling point= 356.6*C

Uses: Mercury has many uses such as sieve gold (because gold has a higher density than mercury but most things located with gold float because they are less dense), calculate heat, Calculate blood Pressure (and other pressures), Florescent lights, and mercury dry cell batteries.

Compounds= HgCl Mercury salts, Hg(ONC)2 Mercury fulminate, HgS mercury sulfide, HgO Mercury oxide, Hg(SO4)Mercury sulfate.

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Periodic table information

Atomic number - 80

atomic mass - 201

Protons - 80

Neutrons - 121

Electrons - 80

Nuclide notation - 20/180 Hg (could not stack numbers)

Hyphen notation - 201-Hg

Group Properties

Group 12

1. Low melting & boiling points

2. commonly have 1+ or 2+ ions

3. almost always found with surfer

4. partly filled (n - 1) d sub-shell

5. About as abundant as group 11

6. Although they are in block d (of the high block periodic section table) they are no transition metals.

Reaction of Mercury and Bromine
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S) Hg+SO4 → Hg(SO4)

D) HgF2 → Hg+F2

SR) HgO + Cl → HgCl+O

DD) HgS + ClO3 = HgO + S2Cl2


mercuric chloride - Hg(II)Cl2

Ionic bond

mercury is giving chlorine 2 electrons

Hg=85% Cl= 15%

Liner vesper shape


Balanced chemical equation HgO + Cl → HgCl+O

0.4985 mol per 100 g

Specific Heat

Specific Heat 0.14

Melting -38.9*C

Boiling 3566*C

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Melted at room temperature

Extra electron

Really heavy


Ultra long life (For the isotope that passes 50 days... 444 years)

Rule defining friction

Youthful (only one isotope can exist past 50 days)

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HOURGLASS Filled with MERCURY - Beautiful!

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"Group 12: Transition Metals." - Chemwiki. Ucdavis, 01 Oct. 2013. Web. 13 Dec. 2015.

Winter, Mark. "Why Is Mercury a Liquid at STP?" General Chemistry Online: FAQ: The Periodic Table:. WebElements Ltd, 1993. Web. 10 Dec. 2015.

Senese, Fred. "Mercury: Compounds Information." Mercury»compounds Information [WebElements Periodic Table]. Fsenese, 1997. Web. 13 Dec. 2015.