Mercury Is Element Number 80 Thesis

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There are many compounds that can be made out of mercury that are both useful and dangerous. Currently, mercury poisoning of waterways and thereby fish -- and thereby creatures like humans that eat the fish -- is a very big issue in ecology and the human impact on the environment. It is also a highly volatile element, and vapors can accumulate rapidly from any sizeable amount of mercury, so it is best to work with it in a very well ventilated area and only after proper training.

In nature, mercury is usually found in cinnabar ore, which is made up of sulfur and mercury. Demonstrations of mercury forming used to be done by heating this ore, but due to the release of vapors this is no longer recommended. It was named mercury after the quick Roman messenger god, and is also called quicksilver because of the way it flows as a liquid.

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Mercury." WebElements.com. http://webelements.com/mercury/

Mercury." Chemical Element.com. http://www.chemicalelement.com/element/mercury.html

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Mercury." WebElements.com. http://webelements.com/mercury/

Mercury." Chemical Element.com. http://www.chemicalelement.com/element/mercury.html

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