Properties and Uses of MERCURY
Properties- Mercury is a silvery white metal
The valence is usually 1 or 2
The gravity is 13.546 (20*C)
The melting point is -38.842*C
The boiling point is 356.58*C
Mercury is used to make thermometers and barometers
Mercury can also be used in advertising signs
It is also used for mercury switches
In some cases it is used to make batteries
It is also important in industry, like for making chlorine
It is used to make fluorescent lamps
How and where Mercury came from
Mercury was named
after the planet
Mercury the symbol Hg
came from the Latin
which means a silver
You can find Mercury
in the Earth’s crust,
and in the ocean
Also it is sometimes in
the human’s body
Interesting Facts about Mercury
Mercury is very
poisonous in any form
It is the only liquid-
metal at normal
It is a rather poor
conductor of heat.
It is a good conductor
A Poem about Mercury
Mercury is everywhere.
It is even in the Earth’s atmosphere.
Also it is in the wide open air.
It’s used to fertilize seed corn years.
It has been known to Greeks for lots of years.
It is poisonous so people have lots of fears!
Mercury helps to light the streets.
It is also in the food we eat.
Mercury is used in thermometers.
Even in barometers.
So this is why Mercury helps us everyday!