Mercuric Iodide Chemical Structure

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What is Mercuric Iodide?

Mercuric Iodide is an iodide of mercury that exists as scarlet-red odorless tasteless powder. It is typically produced synthetically but can also be found in nature as the extremely rare mineral coccinite.

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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
Product Name Mercuric Iodide
CAS No. 7774-29-0
Molecular Formula HgI2
Molecular Weight 454.40
Synonyms Mercury diiodide; Mercury(II) iodide; diiodomercury; iodure mercurique; iodeto de mercurio; ioduro di mercurio; yoduro de mercurio
Uses Used as a laboratory reagent.
Pubchem CID 24485
Pubchem SID 462770296

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

SR. No Criteria Limit/Specification
1 DESCRIPTION RED CRYSTALLINE POWDER
2 SOLUBILITY 10% SOLUTION IN POTASSIUM IODIDE IS CLEAR
3 ASSAY MIN. 99%
4 INSOLUBLE MATTER MAX. 0.01%
5 IRON (Fe) MAX. 0.001%
6 SOLUBLE MERCURIC SALT MAX. 0.005%
7 MERCUROUS MERCURY MAX. 0.1%

Uses

  • Mercuric iodide is used to prepare Nessler’s reagent, which is utilized to detect the presence of ammonia.
  • Mercuric iodide blister ointments are employed in the treatment of exostoses, bursal enlargement, and other similar conditions in the veterinary medical field.
  • As a semiconducting substance, it can be found in certain imaging and detection systems for x-rays and gamma rays that operate at room temperatures.

FAQs

Q. What is the chemical formula of Mercuric Iodide?

Mercuric Iodide is an inorganic chemical compound with the molecular formula HgI2.

Q. Is Mercuric Iodide soluble in water?

Mercuric Iodide is almost insoluble in water, having a solubility of 0.006 g/100 mL .

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