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Uses of Thallium and Mercury

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1.1 Uses & Benefits
  • Thallium is a toxic metal and hence it has limited uses. Thallium metal is mostly used for producing photoelectric cells.
  • In thermometer’s mercury alloy has 8% of thallium, as it has a melting point lower than 20°C.
  • 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.
1.1.1 Industrial Uses
Chemical Industry
Electrical Industry, Electronic Industry
1.1.2 Medical Uses
Medical Research
Dentistry
1.1.3 Other Uses
Alloys
Alloys, Mirror Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical Industry
1.2 Biological Properties
1.2.1 Toxicity
Highly Toxic
Highly Toxic
1.2.2 Present in Human Body
70% Post Transition Metals Metals have it !
60% Transition Metals Metals have it !
1.2.3 In Blood
Uses of Sodium
0.00 Blood/mg dm-3
Rank: 34 (Overall)
0.01 Blood/mg dm-3
Rank: 23 (Overall)
Uses of Plutonium
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1.2.4 In Bone
Uses of Calcium
0.00 p.p.m.
Rank: 33 (Overall)
0.45 p.p.m.
Rank: 19 (Overall)
Uses of Plutonium