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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Material database: National Research Council of Canada (NRC - CNRC) - DORM-2
Journals database: Toxics
UCSC oceanographer Kenneth Bruland honored | EVISA's News
Instrument database: GALAB Technologies GmbH - GPHG 4000 Online Monitor for Mercury in Gas
Scientific publications citing EVISA | EVISA's News
Material database: Sigma-Aldrich - Matrix CRM - Soil, Sludge, Sediment: Trace Metals - Sandy Loam 6
Material database: RECIPE Chemicals + Instruments GmbH - ClinChek 8847 Urine Control lyophilised / trace elements level I_ LOT 122
Material database: Sigma-Aldrich - Matrix CRM - Soil, Sludge, Sediment: TCLP Metals - Loam 1
Material database: IRMM - Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements - IRMM-640
EU ratification propels global Minamata Convention on Mercury into force | EVISA's News
Directory of scientists: Holger Hintelmann
Material database: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) - SRM 2977 - Mussel Tissue (Organic Contaminants and Trace Elements)
Link database: University of Alberta: Digestion of Samples for Subsequent Total Mercury Analysis
Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2005 (RoHS) | EVISA's News
ECHA reports the final REACH registration numbers - Nearly 25,000 dossiers | EVISA's News
Directory of scientists: Michael Sperling
Material database: IRMM - Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements - BCR-482 Lichen
Material database: Sigma-Aldrich - Matrix CRM - Soil, Sludge, Sediment: Trace Metals - Electroplating Sludge 2
Instrument database: PerkinElmer Inc. - Optima 4300 DV ICP-OES
Directory of scientists: Mathilde Monperrus