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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Instrument database: Aurora Biomed - AI 3200 Atomic Fluorescence Spectrometer
Mercury levels in Pacific yellowfin tuna increasing | EVISA's News
Material database: National Metrology Institute of Japan (NMIJ) - NMIJ CRM 7303-a: Trace Elements in Lake Sediment
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Material database: Sigma-Aldrich - Matrix CRM - Soil, Sludge, Sediment: Trace Metals - Loamy Sand 10
Link database: Natural Resources Defense Council: Mercury Contamination in Food
Material database: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) - SRM 2583 - Trace Elements in Indoor Dust
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Material database: Sigma-Aldrich - Matrix CRM - Soil, Sludge, Sediment: TCLP Metals - Ash 1
Instrument database: Mercury Instruments GmbH - Mercury Monitoring System MMS
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Link database: FDA: Analysis of Foods for As, Cd, Cr, Hg and Pb by Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)
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