I had accidentally broken a thermometer against my computer screen, resulting in the splash of the silvery substance seen below:
I cannot remember whether the thermometer is a mercury-free thermometer, and was wondering if you could help with identification of the substance given the following information:
- This picture was taken about 1-2 minutes after the initial spill
- The temperature of the room was around 70 degrees F.. at most 80 degrees
- The silvery substance clung to the screen as shown.
- Small bits of the silvery substance seeped into the computer. However, it was fully functional in the few instances I have used it
Any suggestions or additional follow up questions would be much appreciated. Thanks!