Mercury(1) Choloride

Cinnabar

Physical and Chemical Properties of the Chemical

- Melting Point at 276 C.

- Density is 5.43 g/cm. cubed

- Composed of linear triatomic molecules hence it's tendency to sublime

Three uses of Chemical

- Once was used as a treatment for syphilis, but no longer because of mercury toxicity

- May be used as a establishing agent for chemical and analytical samples

- Was used as a photographic intensifier to produce positive pictures in the collation process

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Three other Non-personal facts

- Mercury Chloride is highly toxic, both acutely and as a cumulative poison

- Was used to disinfect wounds by Arab physicians in the Middle A gees

- The main application of mercuric chloride is as a catalyst for the conversion of acetylene to wylcholoride

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