Mercuric Nitrate

CAS RN: 10045-94-0

Other Properties

Very sol in cold water; sol in acetone, nitric acid, ammonia; insol in alcohol /mercuric nitrate hemihydrate/
Mercuric nitrate dissolves in water, then forms a cloudy acid solution. The reaction is not hazardous.
Solid in contact with wood or paper may cause fire.
Decomposed by hot water
Thermal decomposition leads to red mercury(II) oxide.
With much water or on boiling with water an insol basic salt is formed; deliquescent odor of nitric acid; white or slightly yellow crystalline powder; density: 4.3; sol in small amt water; sol in dilute acids /Mercuric nitrate hydrate/
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