Mercury compounds - Overview

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April 12, 2017
USA - First EPA Inventory Report on Mercury Supply, Use, and...
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May 13, 2009
Subject Reports Update - USA Southeast States: Virginia, Nor...
April 6, 2009
Summary On Guidelines For Environmentally Sound Mercury Mana...


Mercury compounds Summary

Elemental mercury has a variety of unique properties that are utilised in industry. It has high density, is a liquid metal at room temperature, it alloys very easily with most metals apart form Iron, has excellent electrical conductivity, evenly expands when heated and cooled, and as a gas it fluoresces when electrically excited. Mercury is used in level indicators, thermometers, guards, relays, electrical switches, switches and contacts for continuous current transmission, mercury vapour lighting, transmitters and radios, ect. Organo-mercury, particularly methyl mercury, has been used as a pesticide, preservative and even a medicine for humans.

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