He mercury It is a chemical element whose symbol is Hg and his atomic number , 80 . It's about a heavy metal which, under normalized conditions of temperature and pressure, is in a liquid state.
Of whitish and silver hue, mercury is toxic and is an excellent conductor of electricity. Its presence in the earth's crust is limited, although the human being Take advantage of it in multiple ways.
Numerous measuring instruments use mercury, such as thermometers , the pressure gauges and the barometers . This metal is also used in fluorescent lamps , in pesticides and in the field of odontology .
China It is the leading producer of mercury worldwide. Behind are located countries as Kyrgyzstan , Chile , Russia and Peru .
It is important to mention that the mercury poisoning causes various damages and can even trigger different diseases . Problems in coordination and sensory disorders are some of the effects.
In this context, many organisms have warned about the presence of mercury in mollusks and fish due to the contamination of Water . Species such as swordfish, tuna and mackerel sometimes have a high concentration that can be risky.
Mercury , on the other hand, is the name of planet smallest of Solar system . Lacking natural satellites, it is the closest star to the Sun .
like the land , Mercury It is a solid (rocky) planet. On its surface you can see multiple craters that arose from meteorite impacts.
In Roman mythology, finally, at God of commerce it was called Mercury . Son of Bona Dea and of Jupiter , was considered a psychopompo: a deity that led the soul of the deceased to hell or to heaven.