What is hg?

  • (noun): A heavy silvery toxic univalent and bivalent metallic element; the only metal that is liquid at ordinary temperatures.
    Synonyms: mercury, quicksilver, hydrargyrum, atomic number 80
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Some articles on hg:

Siebs' Law
... Compare PIE *bʰṛHg- > Latin fragor, but *s-bʰṛHg- > PIE *spʰṛHg- > Sanskrit sphūrjati ...
Amalgam (chemistry) - Known Amalgams and Their Uses - Potassium Amalgam
... For the alkali metals, amalgamation is exothermic, and distinct chemical forms can be identified, such as KHg and KHg2 ... KHg is a gold-coloured compound with a melting point of 178 °C, and KHg2 a silver-coloured compound with a melting point of 278 °C ...
Mercury(II) Reductase
... an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction Hg + NADP+ + H+ Hg2+ + NADPH The 3 substrates of this enzyme are Hg, NADP+, and H+, whereas its two products are Hg2+ and NADPH ...
Mercury Polycations
... The existence of the metal-metal bond in Hg(I) compounds was established using X-ray studies in 1927 and Raman spectroscopy in 1934 making it one of the earliest, if not the first, covalent ...

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