3 uses of the chemical
Mercuric chloride is occasionally used to form an amalgam with metals, such as aluminium.Mercuric chloride may be used as a stabilising agent for chemicals and analytical samples. Care must be taken to ensure that detected mercuric chloride does not eclipse the signals of other components in the sample, such as is possible in gas chromatography.Mercuric chloride is used to remove dithiane groups attached to a carbonyl in an umpolung reaction.
2.Objects in drawers were protected by scattering crystalline mercuric chloride over them.
3. Mercuric chloride was one of the three chemicals used for railroad tie wood treatment between 1830 and 1856 in Europe and the United States. Limited railroad ties were treated in the United States until there were concerns over lumber shortages in the 1890.
4.Mercuric chloride is highly toxic, both acutely and as a cumulative poison
2.umpolung-polarity inversion in organic chemistry is the chemical modification of a functional group with the aim of the reversal of polarity of that group
3.dithiane-a heterocyclic compound composed of a cyclohexane core structure wherein two methylene bridges are replaced by sulfur centres.
4.amalgam - an alloy of mercury with another metal, especially one used for dental fillings