Mercuric Nitrate is an inorganic compound which occurs as a colourless or white crystalline solid. It is soluble in water, nitric acid, acetone, and ammonia but insoluble in alcohol. It is generally synthesized by treating mercury with hot concentrated nitric acid.
|PRODUCT NAME||Mercuric Nitrate|
|SYNONYMS||Mercuric nitrate monohydrate; Mercury(II) nitrate hydrate; Nitrato de mercúrio; nitrato mercurico; Nitrate mercurique; nitrato di mercurio|
|Molecular Weight||342.62 g/mol|
|1||Appearance (Color)||White to Off-white|
|2||Appearance (Form)||Solid crystal, powder and/or chunks|
|3||Titration by KCNS(% Hg)||≥ 57.4%|
|4||ICP||Confirms Mercury Component|
|5||Trace Metal analysis||≤ 100.0 ppm|
|6||Purity||≥ 99.99 %|
|7||Residue after reduction||≤ 0.01 %|
|8||Chloride Content||≤ 0.002 %|
|9||Iron (Fe)||≤ 0.001 %|
|10||Sulfate||≤ 0.002 %|
Q. Is Mercuric Nitrate toxic?
Mercury compounds are highly toxic. Mercuric Nitrate is toxic when inhaled, ingested, or if comes into contact with the skin. It may cause irritation and target the kidney, GI tract, nerves, and blood.
Q. What happens when Mercury nitrate is heated?
When solid Mercury(II) nitrate is heated, it decomposes to form solid mercury(II) oxide, gaseous nitrogen dioxide, and oxygen.