What is the chemical symbol of mercury?

Ru
Rh
Hg
Mt
The Latin name of mercury is "hy­drar­gyrum" (meaning liquid silver - quick­sil­ver), hence the symbol Hg. Ru is the chemical symbol of ruthe­ni­um, Rh - rhodium, Mt - meit­ner­i­um.

Answers distribution

Ru
Rh
Hg
Mt
answers
flagIndia
0%
2%
96%
0%
129
flagCanada
5%
0%
94%
0%
19
flagthe Philippines
0%
5%
94%
0%
17
flagPakistan
0%
0%
93%
6%
16
flagMalaysia
0%
0%
91%
0%
12
flagItaly
0%
9%
90%
0%
11
flagAustralia
5%
5%
88%
0%
17
flagthe Netherlands
5%
5%
84%
5%
19
flagPoland
4%
10%
83%
1%
4754
flagSingapore
18%
0%
81%
0%
11
flagNigeria
0%
18%
81%
0%
11
flagUnknown
7%
11%
79%
1%
323
flagthe United Kingdom
7%
10%
78%
3%
192
flagthe United States
7%
8%
77%
4%
222
flagGermany
2%
18%
77%
2%
48
flagRepublic of Ireland
8%
16%
75%
0%
12
flagFrance
0%
21%
71%
0%
14
flagthe United Arab Emirates
5%
20%
70%
0%
20
flagNorway
7%
35%
57%
0%
14

Gender

men82%
women83%
Ru
4%
4%
Rh
11%
9%
Hg
82%
83%
Mt
1%
1%

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