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Transcript of Mercury
namely in thermometers and in flourescent lighting. It also used in batteries, lamps, and dental amalgams. It is, however, highly toxic to humans and so most companies are now using alternative substances to mercury. In the past, mercury has been used in laxtives, skin creams, and latex paints. start 5 compounds that can be formed with mercury: Mercuric Amidochloride (man-made)
Mercury Selenide (organic)
Mercury Cadmium Telluride (man-made)
Mercury Polycations (organic)
Mercury Sulfide (organic) Its impossible to know when mercury was first discovered. History on the substance and its use dates back as far as the time of the ancient Egyptians! It was also kown to the Chinese and the Hindus, and in most cases was incorrectly applied as a medicine to treat a variety of ailments. It was finally recognized as an element at the end of the 18th century by A.L. Lavoisier.
Did you know that Mercury was named after the Roman Messenger God of the same name? END!