Facts about Mercury
Facts about Mercury - Element included on the Periodic Table
Facts about the Definition of the Element Mercury
The Element Mercury is defined as...
A silvery-white poisonous metallic element, liquid at room temperature and used in thermometers, barometers, vapor lamps, and batteries and in the preparation of chemical pesticides.
Interesting Facts about the Origin and Meaning of the element name Mercury
What are the origins of the word Mercury ?
It was named after the Roman god Mercury. Its symbol (Hg) comes from hydrargyrum from the Greek word hydrargyros meaning 'water' and 'silver'.
Facts about the Classification of the Element Mercury
Mercury is classified as a "Transition Metal" which are located in Groups 3 - 12 of the Periodic Table. An Element classified as a Transition Metals is ductile, malleable, and able to conduct electricity and heat.
Brief Facts about the Discovery and History of the Element Mercury
Known to the ancient Egyptians.
Occurrence of the element Mercury in the Atmosphere
Found as a native metal (rare)
Found in cinnabar, corderoite & livingstonite
Approx 50% comes from Spain and Italy
Common Uses of Mercury
The Properties of the Element Mercury
Name of Element : Mercury
Symbol of Element : Hg
Atomic Number of Mercury : 80
Atomic Mass: 200.59 amu
Melting Point: -38.87 °C - 234.28 °K
Boiling Point: 356.58 °C - 629.73 °K
Number of Protons/Electrons in Mercury : 80
Number of Neutrons in Mercury : 121
Crystal Structure: Rhombohedral
Density @ 293 K: 0.53 g/cm3
Color of Mercury : silvery-white
The element Mercury and the Periodic Table
Find out more facts about Mercury on the Periodic Table which arranges every chemical element according to its atomic number, as based on the periodic law, so that chemical elements with similar properties are in the same column. Our Periodic Table is simple to use - just click on the symbol for Mercury for additional facts and info and for an instant comparison of the Atomic Weight, Melting Point, Boiling Point and Mass - G/cc of Mercury with any other element. An invaluable source for more interesting facts and information about the Mercury element and as a Chemistry reference guide.
Facts and Info about the element Mercury - IUPAC and the Modern Standardised Periodic Table
The Standardised Periodic Table in use today was agreed by the International Union of Pure Applied Chemistry, IUPAC, in 1985 which includes the Mercury element. The famous Russian Scientist, Dimitri Mendeleev, perceived the correct classification method of "the periodic table" for the 65 elements which were known in his time. The Standardised Periodic Table now recognises more periods and elements than Dimitri Mendeleev knew in his day but still all fitting into his concept of the "Periodic Table" in which Mercury is just one element that can be found.
Facts and Info about the Element Mercury
Information Facts about the Mercury Element