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Non Life Sciences => Chemistry => Topic started by: Mariana on 13/02/2019 15:22:30

Title: Can you buy mercury for an experiment?
Post by: Mariana on 13/02/2019 15:22:30
Maya wants to know:

Where can I buy mercury? I would like some for a science experiment but have no clue where itís sold.

What do you think?
Title: Re: Can you buy mercury for an experiment?
Post by: Kryptid on 13/02/2019 17:04:59
You can find it on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Mercury-Metal-99-Pure-50g/dp/B01NAGXPOB/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=mercury&qid=1550077444&s=gateway&sr=8-2

Please do be careful with it, as it's poisonous.
Title: Re: Can you buy mercury for an experiment?
Post by: evan_au on 13/02/2019 19:58:02
Keep it sealed, as the vapor is toxic
..and dispose of it carefully, as it is toxic in liquid form
...and many of the solid compounds are also toxic.

Definitely don't tip it down the sink, as it will sit in the "S" bend.
- and don't put it into landfill

You would need to find a chemical collection/disposals/recycling organisation.