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Chemistry of Mercury

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  • Mercury (Hg) is a transition metal element that is unique because it is the only metal element that exist in a liquid form at room temperature. Due to this property, it is used in thermometers, barometers, gas-pressure regulators, electrodes, and electrical relays and switches.

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    • Tam Nguyen (UC Davis)

    Binod Shrestha (University of Lorraine)

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