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name Mercury
latin Hydrargyrum
french Mercure
german Quecksilber
symbol Hg
proton number 80
atomic weight 200.59
Pauling electronegativity 2
electronic configuration [Xe] 4f145d106s2
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melting point 234.32 K, -38.83°C, -37.89°F
boiling point 629.88 K, 356.73°C, 674.11°F
group 12
period 6
state (by 20°C) liquid
oxidation states +1, +2
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