Covalent Radius of Mercury (Hg) - & Sources, Uses ... 2022

Molecules and atoms have a certain 'size or radius', even Mercury. Ok but what is the covalent radius of an atom of Hg?

In the case of Mercury the covalent radius is 1.49 Å. You see, there is a lot of info about Mercury (beyond an atom's radius) that is actually interesting. Let me show you...

Mercury Facts

Mercury Covalent Radius

1.49 Å

Atomic Number


Learn more about the atomic number.

State at 20 °C



Used in thermometers, barometers, and batteries. Also used in electrical switches and mercury-vapor lighting products.


Virtually all mercury comes from cinnabar or mercury sulfide (HgS). Some sources of red cinnabar are so rich in mercury that droplets of elemental mercury can be found in random samples.


Heavy, silver-white metal, liquid at ordinary temperatures.

Atomic Symbol


Name Origin

From the Roman god Mercury; symbol from Latin: hydrargyrus (liquid silver).

Atomic Mass


Learn more about the atomic mass.


Discovered By: Known to the ancients.
Year: Unknown
Location: Unknown

Want to learn more details and data about Mercury (Hg)? Check my Elements Comprehensive List.

Colored Periodic Table

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Are you having trouble understanding the basics of atomic elements? This video will walk you through:
  • What is an element
  • What is a substance
  • What Elements look like
  • How a small number of atoms can be joined and form completely different substances


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