There is no single person to whom the discovery of the element mercury can be credited. Its presence was known to the ancient Chinese, Hindus and Egyptians. It is unclear which of these societies first discovered the ele... More » Science Chemistry Organic Chemistry

It is not known who discovered mercury, but it has been found in Egyptian tombs dating back over 3,500 years. Mercury was also known to the ancient Chinese and Hindus. More »

As of 2014, the element mercury costs between $2,950 and $3,075 per flask. A flask is equivalent to 76 pounds. More »

Mercury(II) sulfate is a chemical compound represented by the molecular formula HgSO4 that contains one atom of mercury, one atom of sulfur and four atoms of oxygen. It is a toxic substance that can cause health problems... More » Science Chemistry Organic Chemistry

According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, sulfur is a chemical element from the periodic table and thus is not made of any other elements. However, like the other periodic-table elements, a sulfur atom is made up of prot... More » Science Chemistry Organic Chemistry

Carbon is a common element in the world, which exists in many forms in both living and non-living things. Chem4Kids explains that carbon is found in plants, diamonds, graphite, charcoal, petroleum and plastics. Any form ... More »

Carbon is an element that has unique properties that allow it to form covalent bonds with other elements. These bonds are important in the formation of cells and are crucial to the function of respiration and energy crea... More »