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Mercuric Chloride

Also known as Mercury(II) chloride, Corrosive sublimate, mercury bichloride

H.S.Code 28529000 CAS No. 7487-94-7
Molecular Formula HgCl2 Molecular Weight 271.52
Physical State Solid Refractive index 1.859
Odour odorless Solubility in water 4 g/100 mL
Density 5.43 g/cm3 Flash point Non-flammable
pH value Melting Point 276 °C

About Mercuric Chloride

Mercuric Chloride is the inorganic chemical compound of mercury and chlorine which is also known as corrosive sublimate. It is a highly toxic compound that volatizes slightly at ordinary temperature and appreciably at 100 degrees C. Mercuric chloride is obtained by the action of chlorine on mercury or on mercury chloride.

The main application of mercuric chloride is as a catalyst for the conversion of acetylene to vinyl chloride, the precursor to polyvinylchloride. Mercuric chloride is used in photography, disinfectants, wood preservatives, fungicides. It is corrosive to mucous membranes and used as a topical antiseptic and disinfectant.

Mercury(II) chloride Specifications

Packaging 100 gm, 250 gm
Form Crystals
Colour White
Grade AR
Hazard Class
Storage Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area.
Shelf Life 48 Months
Mercury(II) chloride Bottle

100 gm