Mercury

by Lew, Kristi.

Format: Print Book 2009
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Penn Hills Library Juvenile Oversize j q 546.663 LEW
Location  Penn Hills Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Oversize
 
Call Number  j q 546.663 LEW
 
 
Summary
Mercury is the only metal that is a liquid at room temperature. Mercury s chemical symbol is Hg. The Hg comes from the Greek word hydrargyrum, which means liquid silver. Because of its silvery appearance and the way it moves, the metal was also called quicksilver. In fact, the chemical is named for the Roman god, Mercury, who was known for his speed and mobility. Students learn about the sources of mercury and its effects on the environment (coal-buring power plants are responsible for nearly 40 percent of the human-caused mercury emissions in the United States). They learn about mercury s chemical properties and classification as a transition metal. Mercury s place on the periodic table and its subatomic particles are also discussed. Readers will study mercury ions and isotopes. The book also explains the element s applications in thermometers, thermostats, silent wall switches, fluorescent lights, and dental amalgams.
Contents
A quick look at quicksilver
Mercury
Elemental mercury
Mercury compounds
Mercury poisioning
The periodic table of elements
Glossary.

Additional Information
Series Understanding the elements of the periodic table.
Subjects Mercury.
Periodic table of the elements.
Chemical elements.
Publisher New York, NY :Rosen Pub. Group,2009
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 48 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 45-46) and index.
ISBN 9781404217805 (library binding)
1404217800 (library binding)
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