Questions tagged [mercury]

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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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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 ...
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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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Why is gas pressure measured in mmHg?

Pressure can be measured in $\pu{mmHg}$ which is equal to the pressure exerted by a “column of mercury” of a height expressed in $\pu{mm},$ at $\pu{0 °C}$ under Earth’s normal gravity. Does the ...