July 9, 2016

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Mercury is usually produced from cinnabar rock, also known as mercury ore.

The rock contains mercury sulfide, which gives it its red color. To make pure mercury, you have to extract it from the cinnabar rock and eliminate the sulfur. The easiest way to do this is to he...

July 9, 2016

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Here are 10 interesting element facts about liquid mercury.

These facts of liquid mercury are proven and right.

  1. Mercury is the only metal that is a liquid at standard temperature and pressure.

  2. Although mercury is known to be highly toxic, it was considered t...

July 8, 2016

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WATCH THIS VIDEO ON HOW MERCURY DEFYS LOGIC!

We pour mercury on top of table salt. Hg is 7 TIMES denser than salt- the salt should float. Why doesn't it just freely float to the surface?

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Normally you would have to fill a water balloon using a hose or a...

July 6, 2016

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Immediately After the Spill:

  1. If the spill is more than one pound (about three tablespoons), do not attempt to clean it up by yourself. 

  2. Try not to touch the mercury.

  3. If possible, have all people and pets leave the area and wait 15 minutes before starting t...

July 6, 2016

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Public health and environmental professionals discuss how mercury can be a danger in the home and elsewhere. Mercury doesn't need to be in our homes and can be recycled.

July 6, 2016

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Mercury is the only metal that is liquid at normal pressure and temperatures. It’s a silvery-white and poisonous metallic element. Mercury is liquid at room temperature and used in thermometers, barometers, flourescent lighting and batteries in the preparation of chemi...

July 6, 2016

Mercury is a silver-colored metal which actually is liquid at room temperature. There are numerous useful properties of mercury, but one of the most important ones is that in certain cases mercury can remain liquid at any temperature, being able to conduct electricity....

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