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Elemental mercury

Similar term(s): metallic mercury, mercury metal, quicksilver, liquid silver, azogue, colloidal mercury, hydrargyrum.

Definition:

Hg. Mercury in its elemental (pure) form, that is, as a metal; hence the synonym metallic mercury. A shiny, silver-gray metal that is a liquid at room temperature.

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Elemental mercury has many uses and is for instance found in thermometers, barometers, dental amalgams, batteries, fluorescent lights and some electrical switches. It is rarely found in nature.

Thermometers containing elemental mercury Thermometers containing elemental mercury

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Related words:

Heavy metals - Inorganic mercury compounds - Organic mercury compounds

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GreenFacts Summary on Mercury:

GreenFacts Summary on Tooth filling materials Dental amalgams & alternative materials:

Translation(s):

Deutsch: Metallisches Quecksilber
Español: Mercurio elemental
Français: Mercure élémentaire

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