mercury By Abigail Hershberger
WHAT IS MERCURY? Mercury- a poisonous heavy silver-white metallic element that is liquid at room temperature.
What is it used for? • It was used in some teeth powders, it was made in paints, it was used in hat factories to make felt, and used in thermometers.
Named after? • Mercury was named after a roman god. • Also the planet Mercury.
Other Names? • It is often called Quick Silver.
In the atom! It has 80 protons in the nucleus. It has 80 electrons traveling around on the energy level rings. It has 6 energy level rings. It has 121 neutrons in the nucleus.
Info on it? A “Bass” fish has a high mercury level. Melting point- -37.89F It is a liquid. Boiling point- 674.11F Commonly found-in earths crust. State of matter-68F
Pinks disease! • Pinks Disease-is caused by mercury being exposed to infants its not common anymore because we don’t use mercury very much anymore. It would cause your skin to peel off.
Mercury switches! • It is a switch which opens and closes an electrical circuit through a small amount of liquid mercury.
“mad as a hatter” • The term “Mad as a Hatter” was originated from the mercury used in hat factories to make felt. They suffered from hair, teeth, and memory loss.
Thanks! • 1.Answers.com • 2.Google.com • 3.Atomicnetworks.com • 4.Bing.com • 5.Under Standing the Elements of the Periodic Table Mercury • 6.Yahoo.com • 7.Printerest.com • 8.Wikipeadea.com