Science, Tech, Math › Science Where Is Mercury Found On The Periodic Table? Share Flipboard Email Print Science Chemistry Basics Chemical Laws Molecules Periodic Table Projects & Experiments Scientific Method Biochemistry Physical Chemistry Medical Chemistry Chemistry In Everyday Life Famous Chemists Activities for Kids Abbreviations & Acronyms Biology Physics Geology Astronomy Weather & Climate By Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D. Chemistry Expert Ph.D., Biomedical Sciences, University of Tennessee at Knoxville B.A., Physics and Mathematics, Hastings College Dr. Helmenstine holds a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences and is a science writer, educator, and consultant. She has taught science courses at the high school, college, and graduate levels. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D. Updated January 13, 2020 Where Is Mercury Found On The Periodic Table? Mercury's location in the periodic table of the elements. Todd Helmenstine Mercury is the 80th element on the periodic table. It is located in period 6 and group 12. Properties Based on Position Even if you didn't know anything at all about mercury, you could predict its properties based on its position on the periodic table. It's in the transition metal group, so you'd expect it to be a shiny silver metal. You'd expect its most common oxidation state to be +2. What you may not be able to tell from the periodic table is that mercury is a liquid at room temperature.