Exploring the Elements: Mercury, 1st Edition

  • Anita Louise McCormick
  • Published By: Enslow Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 1978504241
  • ISBN-13: 9781978504240
  • DDC: 546
  • Grade Level Range: 5th Grade - 8th Grade
  • 48 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released September 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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Liquid, shiny, dangerous Mercury has the distinction of being the only metal that is liquid at room temperature. Because of this trait, mercury is used in thermometers, scientific instruments, florescent lights, and many other devices. In this book, students will learn about mercury's unique properties as an element. They will also learn how mercury is mined and extracted, and how this element, though useful, is also very dangerous, to both the environment and animals. This book contains relevant resources students can use to continue their exploration of mercury and other elements.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Mercury Is an Amazing Element.
2: What Makes Up Mercury?.
3: Uses for Mercury in Modern Electronics.
4: Mercury’s Use in Compounds.
5: The Dangers of Mercury Poisoning.
Further Reading.