Mercury: crystal structure

  • Space group: R-3mr (Space group number: 166)
  • Structure: rhombohedral
  • Cell parameters:
    • a: 300.5 pm
    • b: 300.5 pm
    • c: 300.5 pm
    • α: 70.520°
    • β: 70.520°
    • γ: 70.520°

You may view the structure of mercury:

mercurycrystal structure image (ball and stick style)


R. Mehl, and C. S. Barrett, Trans. Am. Inst. Min. Metall. Pet. Eng., 1930, 89, 575.

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