Questions tagged [mercury]

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(fifteen characters? Really???) I am not a chemist but curious about reproducing the German Bell [closed]

What properties would Mercury have when heated to a gaseous state? superheated and compressed? with Hydrogen Introduced, with Helium introduced?
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How does liquid mercury conduct electricity? [closed]

It is stated that mercury is a liquid at STP because the high relativistic mass of its valence electrons stabilizes their orbits and thus prevents the electrons from being shared. If so, liquid ...
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Obtaining mercury from mercury(II) nitrate

I was thinking about obtaining mercury from mercury(II) nitrate. Is it possible? I've tried putting chunks of Fe into it, I've got the logic from the voltaic table (where Fe is on the left side of Hg, ...
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Magnetic mercury

Well, since I'm not sure, quite simply: Is there a possible way (apart from running a current through in the presence of a perpendicular $\mathbf{B}$ field) to make a small mixture of mercury magnetic ...
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How was this fake red mercury video made? [closed]

I Found on web video make me wondering what the hack is this , how its even possible ,so any one know what is happen can explain to me please youtube video B_olJLjgcHc
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What purpose does mercury dichloride have in fireworks?

My local newspaper ran an article covering the local rules about fireworks. One of those rules specifically calls out "snakes and fountains containing mercury bichloride" as forbidden. Neither ...
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Is there a method to separate iron from mercury?

The mercury is contaminated with iron. Is there any way to remove iron from mercury?
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What happens when mixing elemental mercury with sodium hypochlorite solution [closed]

Say you spilled elemental mercury from a thermometer and used household bleach on it, what would be the reaction if any?
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What makes dimethylmercury ((CH3)2Hg) so penetrative through latex and human skin?

I've read the story of Karen Wetterhahn and how she was poisoned and died from two drops of dimethylmercury that accidentally fell on her latex glove, and I was wondering what is the chemical ...
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Has Crabtree's photochemically-activated mercury-catalysed hydrocarbon activation process ever been used commercially?

In the 1980s, while searching for new hydrocarbon activation catalysts, Crabtree's research group accidentally found that mercury vapour activated photochemically could perform some interesting and ...