Mercury Chloride

Common name: Corrosive Sublimate

Applications of mercury chloride

The main application for this chemicle is that it acts as a catalyst for the conversion of acetylene to vinyl chloride. It is also a depolarizer in batteries, and a reagent in organic synthesis.
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The chemical formula for mercury chloride is HgCI2


Some physical properties of Mercury Chloride is that it is white, it is a powder, and it is odorless. Some chemical properties include that Its solubility increases from 6% at 20 °C (68 °F) to 36% in 100 °C (212 °F), also when in the presence of chloride irons it dissolves to give the tetrahedral coordination complex, finally its melting point is 277 degrees Celsius.

Additional facts

In its shiny liquid form it is extremely poisonous to humans. The symbol Hg that mercury is known by comes from its Greek name, hydrargyrum, which means "liquid silver". The element can be known as quicksilver because of how fast it moves in its liquid form.