Talk:Mercury (element)

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"Mercury"[edit]

The usage and primary topic of "Mercury" is under discussion, see Talk:Mercury (planet) -- 70.51.45.100 (talk) 05:03, 8 April 2016 (UTC)

Edit request, 1st of May 2016, Idrija (now Slovenia)[edit]

At the end od History chapter, as three main historic mercury mines are mentioned, the Idrija one is equipped with brackets (now Slovenia). I think the word "now" should be omitted, as Slovenia is a normal and permanent country, as Spain and Italy are. The Italian mine was not in Italy, say e.g. in mediaeval period, formally speaking, but in another country. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 78.153.52.248 (talk) 10:29, 1 May 2016 (UTC)

Toxicity of Mercury[edit]

This article is rubbish. I challenge the writers who claim elemental mercury's "high toxicity" to support this. In the referenced Wiki article, Mercury poisoning, it is stated that the toxic effect of elemental (metallic) mercury is due to droplets of metal blocking the circulatory system (after being INJECTED!). Give me a break! Apparently the authors have zero understanding of the difference between Hg°, Hg(+1) and Hg(+2), and need to be kept away from keyboards and sharp instruments. I don't question the well established SLIGHT toxicity of mercury vapor inhalation (both chronic and acute) but I DO question the concentrations at which these effects have been demonstrated. Everything, including water, is toxic at a sufficiently high enough dose. I also question the claim that mercury is adsorbed through the skin in sufficient quantities to cause toxicity (at least, for those not swimming in it on a daily basis). My contention is that mercury (metallic or elemental) is only SLIGHTLY toxic, and while I agree that it should only be used with proper protective equipment and with adequate ventilation, it is no different (in this respect) from most metals - their vapors shouldn't be inhaled, and contact with them should be limited. This article FAILS to point out that bacteria (including some in the human gut) can transform the metal to methy and ethyl mercury, which ARE highly toxic. The metal was used for decades as a weight when pumping people's stomachs, and those reservoirs occasionally broke leading to NO toxic effects for the patient. For ingested mercury to be toxic, I expect exposure would have to exist for very long time periods. I await authoritative references...40.133.182.125 (talk) 22:28, 12 September 2016 (UTC)

Maximum authorised Qucksilber levels in the blood. In Germany 2 mg / L; in Belgique 1000 mg / L. Except for the. Banning ver chewing on all antidote drugs against Qucksilber poisoning. Who knows? How does this look in Royal University of England?Royalist3 (talk) 15:42, 16 June 2017 (UTC)

Magnetic Susceptibility (one kind favor)[edit]

I published the magnetic susceptibility of the inorganic mercury compounds and I need someone with a newer CRC handbook of chemistry and physics. To go back and check them. Especially the halides and Hg2(OH)2. recently the structures of certain compounds have been modified. What we once called HgI is now Hg2I2. Even though both compounds are the same their molar masses have been altered with the correction, changing their magnetic susceptibility per mole. The 90th edition has a magnetic susceptibility page that should be recent enough to account for these changes. Please mention me if or post on my talk page if you can correct these for me. I'm going to go back and delete them if no one can change them. TerpeneOtto (talk) 03:13, 19 December 2016 (UTC)

Mecury[edit]

Mercury in Sanskrit known as Parad and used in Ayur Veda — Preceding unsigned comment added by 116.86.167.37 (talk) 15:51, 28 January 2017 (UTC)

Planet Mercury[edit]

we can use Mercurium for this "metal" Sehguraby (talk) 23:15, 5 February 2017 (UTC)

Freezing Point[edit]

a liquid can never have melting point (also boiling point for gases --> congelation) Sehguraby (talk) 23:28, 5 February 2017 (UTC)

Mercury is not intrinsically a liquid; it just happens to be one at standard temperature and pressure. No doubt a hypothetical Plutonian civilisation would consider it to be primarily a solid. Freezing points are in any case not an intrinsic property of a substance because of the possibility of supercooling. Double sharp (talk) 03:22, 6 February 2017 (UTC)

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