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Description

A liquid that is silvery white with a high density. Mercury is a transition metal that has been known since ancient times. It's atomic number is 80 and it's weight is 200.59 atomic mass units. Mercury has 80 protons and 121 neutrons. Mercury is part of Group 12, Period 6, and Block d.
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When Mercury is at a certain temperature

  • Mercury melts at 38.83 degrees Celsius.
  • Mercury boils when it reaches at least 356.73 degrees Celsius.
  • At 20 degrees Celsius, Mercury is a liquid.

History

Mercury was found approximately around 1500 B.C. It was named after the planet Mercury. Mercury's chemical symbol comes from the Greek word hydragyrum, which means "liquid silver."

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"Periodic Table and the Elements." Chem4Kids.com: Elements & Periodic Table. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Sept. 2015.