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    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
  production
 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
  word hydargyrgum
  which means a silver
  metal
 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
  temperatures.
 It is a rather poor
  conductor of heat.
 It is a good conductor
  of electricity.
        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!
                   URLs
 http://www.webelements.com/webelements/
  scholar/elements/periodic-table/uses.html
 http://chemistry.allinfoabout.com/periodic/pe
  riodictable.html
 http://chemistry.about.com/library/blper5.htm
 http://www.chemicool.com/
 http://www.chemsoc.org/viselements/pages/
  pertable_fla.htm

				
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