Where do you find liquid mercury in nature?

It is found either as a native metal (rare) or in cinnabar, metacinnabar, corderoite, livingstonite and other minerals, with cinnabar (HgS) being the most common ore. Mercury ores usually occur in very young orogenic belts where rocks of high density are forced to the crust of Earth, often in hot springs or other

Likewise, people ask, is Mercury heaviest metal?

Answer 5: I believe the heaviest naturally occurring metal in terms of atomic weight is plutonium. However, osmium is the densest metal followed by a closed second place with iridium. Here is the wikipedia page on osmiun that you might find interesting.

Why is a heavy metal called heavy?

Arsenic, beryllium, cadmium, chromium, lead, manganese, mercury, nickel, and selenium are some of the metals called 'heavy' because of their high relative atomic mass which persist in nature and can cause damage or death in animals, humans, and plants even at very low concentrations (1 or 2 micrograms in some cases).
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