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Q.

Which of the following elements is known as quicksilver?

 A.

Cobalt

 B.

Xenon

 C.

Radium

 D.

Mercury

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Solution:
Option(D) is correct

Mercury is commonly known as quicksilver.

A heavy, silvery d-block element, mercury is the only metallic element that is liquid at standard conditions for temperature and pressure; the only other element that is liquid under these conditions is bromine, though metals such as caesium, gallium, and rubidium melt just above room temperature.


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