Liquid Mercury facts

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 therapeutic throughout much of history.

     

  3. 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" 

     

  4. Mercury is a very rare element in the Earth's crust. It accounts for only about only 0.08 parts per million (ppm).

     

  5. Mercury generally is not allowed on aircraft because it combines so readily with aluminum, a metal that is common on aircraft. When mercury forms an amalgam with aluminum, the oxide layer that protects aluminum from oxidizing is disrupted. This causes aluminum to corrode, in much the same way as iron rusts.

     

  6. Mercury does not react with most acids.

  7.  MORE INTRESTING FACTS OF LIQUID MERCURY IN THE VIDEO ABOVE

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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