Where is mercury found?

Asked by Janet Mckenna on November 18, 2021

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Mercury is a-very rare element found in the Earth's crust. It is sometimes found in its free state, but is usually found in ores such as cinnabar, livingstonite, and corderoite.

How many types of mercury are there? three forms

Does the human body use mercury? It has no known function in our bodies. Once mercury enters bodies of water, bacteria convert it into this toxic form, which is then carried up the-food web into top predator species like sport fishes.

Is Mercury magnetic? At room temperature, the element mercury is not very magnetic at all. It has a very small, negative magnetic susceptibility, meaning that when you put mercury in a magnetic field, it magnetizes just a little tiny bit in theopposite direction. We say that mercury is a weakly diamagnetic substance at room temperature.

Where does mercury come from naturally? Mercury, a liquid metal – once widely referred to as quick silver – is a naturally occurring element released by volcanoes and the weathering of rocks. But most of the mercury that is responsible for polluting Minnesota lakes and the fish that live in them originates as air pollution from coal-burning power_plants.