A research paper about one element from the periodic table of the elements



ELEMENT: Mercury (Hg) 

The periodic table is an exquisite representation of the organized and interconnected world of the elements. The periodic table reflects both the physical and chemical characteristics of every element. There are many layers of an organization to the periodic table that are not apparent to the casual observer. In writing this paper, you will develop a greater understanding and appreciation of the complexity of the periodic table and interrelatedness of matter itself.

Write a research paper about one element from the periodic table of the elements. Select an element that you find interesting and tell the story of that element. In doing so, explain how the element relates to the elements around it in the periodic table and why the element is in that particular location on the table of elements. Below is a list of aspects to explain in the paper:

  • Who discovered your selected element
  • When it was discovered
  • Modern and ancient uses of the element
  • Ways in which the element’s use impacts our daily lives
  • Ten (10) physical properties
  • Ten (10) chemical properties

Your paper should be at least 3 pages long with at least 750 words. The paper should have a title page, the body of the paper, and a bibliography of sources. Use at least four reputable sources, which can include scientific journals, popular press, and one Internet source. Write your paper in a Word document in APA format.


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