WANTED: Mercury

Toxic Heavy Metal

Wanted For:

-Being the only metal that is a liquid at room temperature.


-Although it is toxic, Mercury has been considered helpful in medicine through out history.


-It is not allowed on aircraft because of how it combines with aluminium


-Does not react with most acids


-poor conductor of heat

Aliases

-water-silver

-Hg

-hydragyrum

-- The modern element symbol for mercury is Hg, which is the symbol for another name for mercury: hydrargyrum. Hydrargyrum comes from Greek words for "water-silver".

-quicksilver

Description:

Color - dark grey

Atomic Mass - 200.59 u ± 0.02 u

Atomic Number - 80

Metal or Non-metal - metal

Appearance at room temp. - silver liquid

Structure:

Protons: 80

Neutrons: 121

First Arresting Officer:

Found and used by the Chinese and Hindus and found in Egyptian tombs.

Report of first arrest:

-Arrested in 1500 BC

-How it was arrested: N/A

Last Seen:

Group number - 12

Period number - 6

Seen mostly in Spain and Italy

Known Associates:

ISN'T REACTIVE

Warning!

  • Ingesting Mercury can cause:
  • Nervous disorders
  • Growing evidence it causes cancer
  • Kidney damage
  • Respiratory failure
  • Even death!
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