Mercury (Hg)

General Properties

Symbol Hg
Atomic Number 80
Atomic Weight 200.59
Group
12 (zinc family)
IIB (IUPAC), IIB (CAS)
Liquid, Diamagnetic, Conductor, Transition Metal, Metal, Stable, Natural
Period 6
Block d

Physical Properties

Density 13.5 g/cm3
Atomic Volume 14.8 cm3/mole
Atomic Radius 1.6 angstroms
Covalent Radius --
Crust Abundance 6.7E-6%
Crystal Structure Rhombohedral
Color Silver

Energy

Electronegativity 2.0 (Pauling Scale)
Electron Affinity 0 kJ/mol
1st Ionization Energy 1007 kJ/mol
2nd Ionization Energy 1810 kJ/mol
3rd Ionization Energy 3300 kJ/mol
Specific Heat Capacity 0.14 J g−1 K−1
Thermal Conductivity 8.34 W·m−1·K−1

Electrons & Oxidation

Oxidation States +2,1
Electrons Per Shell 2 8 18 32 18 2
Electron Configuration [Xe] 4f14 5d10 6s2
1s2 2s2 2p6 3s2 3p6 3d10 4s2 4p6 4d10 5s2 5p6 4f14 5d10 6s2
Orbital Diagram
1s
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2s
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2p
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3s
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3p
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3d
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↿⇂
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↿⇂
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4s
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4p
↿⇂
↿⇂
↿⇂
4d
↿⇂
↿⇂
↿⇂
↿⇂
↿⇂
4f
↿⇂
↿⇂
↿⇂
↿⇂
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5s
↿⇂
5p
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5d
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5f
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
6s
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6p
 
 
 
6d
 
 
 
 
 
6f
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Nuclear

Radioactive No

Media

Planetary Bohr Model of Mercury (Hg)
Description
Heavy, silver-white metal, liquid at ordinary temperatures.
Uses
Used in thermometers, barometers, and batteries. Also used in electrical switches and mercury-vapor lighting products.
Sources
Virtually all mercury comes from cinnabar or mercury sulfide (HgS). Some sources of red cinnabar are so rich in mercury that droplets of elemental mercury can be found in random samples.
Pronounciation (English)
MER-kyoo-ri

Translations

Afrikaans Kwik
Aragonese Mercurio
العربية زئبق
Armãneashte Mercuru
asturianu Mercuriu
azərbaycan dili Civə
български Живак
বাংলা পারদ (মৌল)
brezhoneg Merkur
bosanski Živa
Byelorussian Ртуць
Cebuano Merkuryo
čeština Rtuť
Chuvash Ртуть
Cymraeg Mercuri
dansk Kviksølv
Deutsch Quecksilber
Ελληνικά Ύδραργυρος
English Mercury
esperanto Hidrargo
español Mercurio
eesti Elavhõbe
euskara Merkurioa
فارسی جیوه
suomi Elohopea
føroyskt Kviksilvur
français Mercure
furlan Mercuri
West-Frysk Kwik, Kwiksulver
Gaeilge Mearcair
Gàidhlig Mearcair
galego Mercurio
ગુજરાતી મર્ક્યુરી
Gaelg Mercur
Hakka Chinese Kúng (汞)
עברית כספית
हिन्दी पारा
hrvatski Živa
magyar Higany
հայերեն Սնդիկ
Indonesia Raksa
íslenska Kvikasilfur
italiano Mercurio
日本語 水銀
ქართული ვერცხლის წყალი
کٲشُر Tãź
қазақ тілі Сынап
한국어 수은
Kurdish Zîbeq
Komi Тюрк
kernewek Arhans Bew
кыргызча Сымап
Latin Hydrargyrum
Lëtzebuergesch Quecksëlwer
Lombard Mercüri
lingála Mekuli
lietuvių Gyvsidabris
latviešu Dzīvsudrabs
Mari Майдар
Maori Konuoi
македонски Жива
മലയാളം രസം (മൂലകം)
монгол Мөнгөн ус
Мокшан Аериксия
Bahasa Melayu Raksa, ²Merkuri
Malti Merkurju
Nahuatl Yōliamochitl
Nederlands Kwik, Kwikzilver†
norsk Kvikksølv
Occitan Mercuri
ирон Джынасу
polski Rtęć
português Mercúrio
Runasimi Yaku qullqi, ²Puriq qullqi
română Mercur
русский Ртуть
slovenčina Ortut
slovenščina Živo srebro
Samoan Kwiki
Samogitian Gīvsėdabris
shqip Mërkur, ²Zhiva
српски Жива
Southern Sotho Mekhuri
svenska Kvicksilver
Kiswahili Hidrajiri, ²Zaibaki
தமிழ் பாதரசம் (தனிமம்)
Tajik Симоб
ไทย ปรอท
Türkçe Civa
ئۇيغۇرچە مېركۇرىي
українська Ртуть
o‘zbek Simob
Tiếng Việt Thuỷ ngân
Võro Ellävhõpõ
中文

History

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Word Origin
Named after the planet "Mercury" (the origin of the symbol Hg is the Latin word "hydrargyrum" meaning "liquid silver")