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Mercury

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mary kepford

on 14 April 2010

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Mercury Expands and contracts at a consistant rates
Uses:
*thermometers/berometers
*street lamps
Interesting facts
*origionally used to extract gold and silver from ore
*Named after fast messenger in Rmoan mythology
*only metal thats a liquid at room temperature Found in Nature
*found in Cinnabar mineral
*10 lbs of mercury per 1 ton mined
*California and Texas Medical Uses:
*tooth fillings
*calomel
*mercuric Chloride-antiseptic Discovery
*Unknown discoveror
*known to ancient Chinese andHindus
*found in Egyptian tombs as old as 1500 BC Symbol Atomic number Atomic mass Group: 12
Period: 6
Transition Metal
Electron Configuration
*1s2 2s2p6 3s2p6d10 4s2p6d10f14 5s2p6d10 6s2 Transition Metals
*malleable
*good conductor of
heat and electricity *Contraversial because it's posionous
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