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Mercury(II) iodide

  • Page ID
    81447
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    • Molecular formula: HgI2
    • Molar mass: 454.399
    • CAS Registry Number: Not available
    • Appearance: Mercury(II) iodide, 99+%; Mercury(II) iodide, ultra dry, 99.999% (metals basis); Mercury(II) iodide, ACS, 99.0% min (Assay-dried basis); Mercury(II) iodide, 99+%; Mercury(II) iodide, ultra dry, 99.999% (metals basis); Mercury(II) iodide, ACS, 99.0% min (Assay-dried basis)
    • Melting point: 259
    • Boiling point: 350
    • Solubility: Practically insoluble in water. Soluble in boiling alcohol, ether, acetone, ethyl acetate, carbon disulfide, alkali iodides
    • Safety sheet: Not available
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    From Wikipedia

    Mercury(II) iodide (HgI2) is a chemical compound with an appearance of red-orange crystals. Unlike mercury(II) chloride it is hardly soluble in water (<100 ppm).

    Conditions/substances to avoid include: heat, light, bromides, chlorides, ammonia, alkalis, cyanides, copper salts, leadsalts, iodoform and hydrogen peroxide.

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    Other names

    Mercury diiodide (IUPAC Name); Solution mercury iodide

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