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Unformatted text preview: Jacqueline Reyes 02/06/11 CH109 Professor Tahmazian Element Eighty If it were possible to become one element from the periodic table I would choose Mercury. It is one of those elements that are known to be dangerous in liquid form; its physical appearance is silver-white. It is a toxic element that is found in several everyday use supplies. However, many just know it as the eightieth element that is represented with the symbol Hg. This element did not only acquire its name from the planet Mercury, but it is said to be named after a Roman God. The symbol of the element represents the word Hydrargyrum, which in Greek means water and silver. In nature mercury can be found within compound and inorganic salts. It is obtain from cinnabar ore, in where Spain and Italy produce about half of the worlds supply of Mercury. On the periodic table this element can be found in the twelfth group, which makes it be classified as a Transitional Metal. This element is one that does not combine itself makes it be classified as a Transitional Metal....
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