mercury

Mercury, also called quicksilver, is a chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol Hg (Latinized Greek: hydrargyrum, meaning watery or liquid silver) and atomic number 80. A heavy, silvery transition metal, mercury is one of five elements that are liquid at or near room temperature and pressure. (The others are the metals caesium, francium, and gallium, and the non-metal bromine.)

Mercury is used in thermometers, barometers and other scientific apparatus, though concerns about the element's toxicity have led to mercury thermometers being largely phased out in clinical environments in favour of alcohol-filled, digital or thermistor-based instruments. It remains in use in a number of other ways in scientific and scientific research applications, and in dental amalgam. Mercury is mostly obtained by reduction from the mineral, cinnabar.

Mercury occurs in deposits throughout the world and it is relatively harmless in an insoluble form, such as mercuric sulfide, but it is poisonous in soluble forms such as mercuric chloride or methylmercury.



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ICP-MS: A versatile detection system for trace element and speciation analysis | EVISA's News
Link database: AMAP: AMAP Assessment 2011: Mercury in the Arctic
Material database: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) - SRM 2682c - Subbituminous Coal
Species transformation during speciation analysis | EVISA's News
Link database: USGS: Mercury in Coal
Instrument database: Mercury Instruments GmbH - Mercury Stack Monitor SM-3
Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometry as a Detection System for Speciation Analysis | EVISA's News
Certified reference materials for mercury in soils and sediments | EVISA's News
Material database: Sigma-Aldrich - Matrix CRM - Soil, Sludge, Sediment: Trace Metals - Sandy Clay 1
Link database: OSHA: Hazard Information Bulletin: Dimethylmercury
Link database: Got Mercury ?
Material database: Sigma-Aldrich - Matrix CRM - Soil, Sludge, Sediment: Trace Metals - Clay 1
Enhanced level of toxic methylmercury in the aquatic environment caused by hydroelectric dams | EVISA's News
Material database: IRMM - Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements - ERM-EC681m - Polyethylene (high level)
Link database: US EPA: Mercury use: Business or Commercial Establishments
Link database: Encyclopedia of Earth: Materials flow of mercury in the economies of the United States and the world
Material database: IAEA - MEL International Atomic Energy Agency - IAEA-142 Mussel Homogenate
Link database: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services: Questions and Answers about Mercury in Fish
Plant uptake of trimethylantimony from contaminated soils | EVISA's News
Link database: UNEP: Reducing the risk from mercury