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.



The term "mercury" was found in the following pages:

Material database: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) - SRM 2974 - Mussel Homogenate
Instrument database: Mercury Instruments GmbH - UT-3000 Mercury Ultratracer
Link database: EU: Risk Assessment:: Opinion papers
Material database: National Research Council of Canada (NRC - CNRC) - TORT-1: Lobster Hepatopancreas
Occurrence of monoethylmercury in the Florida Everglades verified | EVISA's News
Link database: WHO: Mercury and Health
Material database: IRMM - Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements - ERM-CA400 - Total Mercury in Seawater
Instrument database: JM Science Inc. - HG-310 Mercury Analyzer
Material database: Sigma-Aldrich - Matrix CRM - Soil, Sludge, Sediment: Trace Metals - Sandy Loam 9
Thiomersal in influenza vaccine: more than just an adjuvant | EVISA's News
Link database: US FDA: FAQ: Thimerosal (thiomersal) in Vaccines
Arctic Mercury Cycling May Be Linked to Ice Cover | EVISA's News
Instrument database: Nippon Instruments Corporation - AMG-1 LNG & LPG gas-borne mercury continuous-measuring equipment
Instrument database: Analytik Jena AG - contrAAź 800 F - HRCS- Atomic absorption spectrometer for flame and hydride techniques
The Council Directive 80/68/EEC on groundwater pollution | EVISA's News
Speciation and Toxicity | EVISA's News
Instrument database: Analytik Jena AG - Mercur - Atomic fluorescence spectrometer for mercury determination
Material database: RECIPE Chemicals + Instruments GmbH - ClinChek 8847 Urine Control lyophilised / trace elements level I_ LOT 122
Link database: NIST: Measurement of Organomercury and Total Mercury in Corn Syrup
Toxicity of organomercury compounds | EVISA's News