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Heavy Metals

Notes

Compounds of Mercury

Mercurous chloride, also known as calomel is a white odorless solid. Calomel contains 84.98% mercury and 15.02% chlorine within it. Mercuric chloride is a corrosive sublimate of mercury which was once used to treat syphilis. Mercuric chloride contains 26.12% chlorine and 73.88% mercury within it.