Mercury, also known as "Quick Silver," is the 80th element on the Periodic Table. It is a transition metal, and is the only metal that is in liquid form at room temperature. Although it has many practical purposes, it is very toxic and must be used with extreme caution.
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Basic information, atomic structure, and isotopes.
EnvironmentalChemistry.com: Mercury : Nuclides
Extensive information on the nuclides of mercury, including potential parent nuclides.
It's Elemental: Mercury
Basic physical and historical information.
Physical data, chemical properties, health and environmental effects.
Mercury in Space
Answers the question of what happens to Mercury in space.
Mercury in the Laboratory
Practical considerations when working with mercury in the laboratory.
Mercury-specific analytical company that specializes in the separation and direct measurement of methylmercury and inorganic mercury in any clinical or environmental sample.
USGS Minerals Information: Mercury
Statistics and information on the worldwide supply, demand, and flow of the element (PDF format).
Vermont Legislative Research Shop - Mercury Information
Features basic information about Mercury, as well as its harmful effects and legislation concerning Mercury in some American States.
Contains extensive information about Mercury, as well as pictures and videos that show its physical appearance and how it reacts with certain chemicals.
Why is Mercury liquid at room temperature?
Explores the question of why Mercury is liquid at room temperature. It also provides some links to other sites regarding this chemistry quandary.
Properties of the element, including its history, applications, and characteristics.
Radiochemistry of Mercury
Full text of the monograph by Josef Roesmer (Westinghouse Astronuclear Laboratory, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania). [PDF] (September 01, 1970)
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