- Mercury is a chemical
element with the symbol Hg and atomic number 80.
- The other name for Mercury
quicksilver or hydrargyrum .
- In ancient times Mercury
was found in Egyptian tombs .
- Mercury is the only liquid
metal at room temperature.
- Mercury is kept from
cinnabar or mercuric sulfide ,throughout the world .
- Mercury reacts with
atmospheric hydrogen sulfide.
- It also reacts with solid
sulfur flakes, which are used in mercury spill kits to absorb mercury
- Mercury does not react
with most of the acids, such as dilute sulfuric acid.
- Mercury is used in thermometers, barometers, manometers,
sphygmomanometers, float valves, mercury switches, and other devices.
- Mercury is a heavy, silvery-white metal.
- When compared to other metals,
it is a poor conductor of heat, but a fair conductor of electricity .
- Hg is the modern chemical symbol for mercury. It comes from
- Mercury dissolves with
gold, zinc and many other metals to form amalgams .
- Mercury causing liver
failure, poisoning, and brain death.
- Ancient Egyptians and the
Romans used it in cosmetics which sometimes deformed the face.
- Mercury is used primarily
for the manufacture of industrial chemicals or for electrical and
- The element mercury is one
of the ingredient in dental amalgams.
- Mercury is used in various
traditional medicines, especially in traditional Chinese medicine.
- Thermometers especially
those for high temperatures, are filled with mercury.
- Mercury as thiomersal
is widely used in mascara manufacturing.
- Mercury is very poisoning
human being, can cause several diseases including acrodynia (pink
disease), and Minamata disease.
- It Affects children's and
cause diseases like red cheeks, nose and lips, loss of hair,
teeth, and nails, transient rashes, hypotonia (muscle weakness), and
increased sensitivity to light.
- Mercury salts affect
primarily the gastrointestinal tract and the kidneys and can cause
severe kidney damage.
- Cost for pure
mercury: $48 per 100g.
- Cost for bulk mercury :
$1.74 per 100g.
- Various compounds of
mercury are used in medicine, dentistry, cosmetics and also in
agriculture to make fungicides.
- Mercury has
80:Electrons and 80:Protons
- Mercury was an essential
part of many different medicines, such as diuretics, antibacterial
agents, antiseptics, and laxatives.
- The Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) has recommended that pregnant women, breastfeeding
mothers and young children avoid eating fish with a high mercury content
- Because the fishes likeshark, swordfish, tilefish, and king mackerel having >1 ppm.
- Organic mercury poisoning
results shown from ingestion of contaminated food.
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