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Uses of Mercury

Uses of Mercury

Uses & Benefits
  • It is a liquid metal at room temperature, but it is a toxic heavy metal and hence many uses of mercury are under review or phased out.
  • It is manly used as a catalysts in chemical industry.

Industrial Uses
Electrical Industry, Electronic Industry

Medical Uses
Dentistry

Other Uses
Alloys, Mirror Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical Industry

Biological Properties

Toxicity
Highly Toxic
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Present in Human Body
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In Blood
0.01 Blood/mg dm-3
23

In Bone
0.45 p.p.m.
19