What is Mercury?
High quality Silver liquid mercury from HG CHEMS AG. Mercury is an atomic number 80 chemical element with the symbol Hg. It was previously known as hydrargyrum and is now known as quicksilver. Mercury is the only metallic element that is liquid at ordinary temperatures and pressures. It is a hefty, silvery d-block element. Bromine is the only other liquid element under these conditions, however metals like caesium, gallium, and rubidium dissolve just above ambient temperature. Mercury is found in cinnabar deposits all over the planet (mercuric sulfide). Natural cinnabar or synthetic mercuric sulfide are ground to make the crimson pigment vermilion.
Physical and Chemical Properties
Physical State: Liquid
pH: Not available.
Vapor Pressure: 0.002 mm Hg @ 25C
Vapor Density: 7.0
Evaporation Rate:Not available.
Viscosity: 15.5 mP @ 25 deg C
Boiling Point: 356.72 deg C
Freezing/Melting Point:-38.87 deg C
Decomposition Temperature:Not available.
Specific Gravity/Density:13.59 (water=1)
Packaging and Transportation
34.5 kg virgin Steel Flask
76 lb. Virgin Steel Flasks
2204 lb Reusable Steel Containers
Glass & Polyethylene Bottles
Storage and Handling
Handling: After handling, wash thoroughly. Before reusing infected clothing, remove it and wash it. Reduce the amount of dust produced and accumulated. Keep the container tightly shut. Avoid getting it on your skin or in your eyes. Ingest or inhale nothing. Only in a chemical fume hood should this be used. Shoes that have been infected should be discarded. Vapor should not be inhaled.
When not in use, keep the container closed. Store in an airtight container. Store away from incompatible chemicals in a cool, dry, well-ventilated location. Metals should be avoided.
Store in an azide-free environment. Our Silver liquid mercury quality is best.
What is mercury’s primary application?
Despite the fact that a variety of liquids could be employed in pressure measuring systems, mercury is chosen because of its high density, which takes less space. It is also a good electrical conductor, making it a vital component of electrical switches. Dental fillings, paints, soaps, batteries, and fluorescent lighting all contain mercury.