In mines, mercury is used to recover minute pieces of gold that is mixed in soil and sediment.
For years, mercury has been used in a number of processes, products, and laboratory operations.
Today mercury is commonly found in thermometers, manometers, paint, some fluorescent light bulbs, batteries, and mercury reagents.
|Phase at STP||liquid|
|Melting point||234.3210 K (−38.8290 °C, −37.8922 °F)|
|Boiling point||629.88 K (356.73 °C, 674.11 °F)|
|Density (near r.t.)||13.534 g/cm3|
|Triple point||234.3156 K, 1.65×10−7 kPa|
|Critical point||1750 K, 172.00 MPa|
|Heat of fusion||2.29 kJ/mol|
|Heat of vaporization||59.11 kJ/mol|
|Molar heat capacity||27.983 J/(mol·K)|