Questions tagged [mercury]

For questions pertaining to the unique physical, nuclear, and chemical properties of mercury.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
0
votes
1answer
35 views

Cadmium Selenide, Cadmium Sulfide, Cinnabar and Lead Oxide toxicity

I have a question about the toxicity of the pigments Cadmium Selenide (Cadmium Red), Cadmium Sulfide (Cadmium Yellow), Mercury Sulfide (Cinnabar or Vermillion) and Lead Oxide (Lead White). Not long ...
1
vote
0answers
27 views

Mercury bulb on spirit thermometer?

I recently broke a Quickfit distillation thermometer and the bulb had liquid metal in it. I assumed it's mercury and acted accordingly. However, the column looks like spirit filled (blue liquid). Has ...
1
vote
0answers
38 views

How is mercury in drinking water detected? [closed]

A document I've been reading states that: Both the Maximum Contaminant Level Goal and the Maximum Contaminant Level were set at 2 parts per billion because current technology allows public water ...
5
votes
3answers
204 views

How diphenylcarbazide is used to detect Mercury II ions?

Diphenylcarbazide is used in test strips for heavy metals detection in drinking water but I can't find much info on this reagent, apart from it's MSDS and a preparation for detecting Chromium VI ions, ...
0
votes
0answers
82 views

Accidental Dimethyl Mercury?

Need some help from chemists. All questions are hypothetical situations, I am not trying to synthesize this chemical. I am trying to understand its formation and reactions, And if certain chemical ...
3
votes
1answer
411 views

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 ...
0
votes
3answers
154 views

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, ...
2
votes
1answer
517 views

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 ...
-6
votes
1answer
669 views

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
11
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
3
votes
3answers
839 views

Is there a method to separate iron from mercury?

The mercury is contaminated with iron. Is there any way to remove iron from mercury?
0
votes
2answers
281 views

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?
2
votes
0answers
260 views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
32 views

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 ...