Mercuric Nitrate Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Mercuric Nitrate Properties

Mercuric Nitrate

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Mercuric nitrate is a toxic colorless or white soluble crystalline mercury(II) salt of nitric acid. It was used to treat fur to make felt in a process called 'carroting'. It is an oxidizing agent. It is also used as an analytical reagent, in bronzing, as a nitrating agent, and in organic synthesis. It has antiseptic and miticidal properties; once used topically in the treatment of demodectic mange in dogs, but replaced by safer and more effective agents.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Colorless crystals or white powder
Boiling Point 83ºC
CAS Number 10045-94-0
Class 6.1
Density 1.025 g/m3
EINECS Number 233-152-3
IUPAC Name Mercury(II) Nitrate
InChI 1S/Hg.2NO3/c;2*2-1(3)4/q+2;2*-1
Molar Mass 324.7 g/mol
Molecular Formula HgN2O6
NFPA 704 H-3,F-0,R-1,C-OX
Other_Cations Zinc Nitrate;Cadmium Nitrate
PG 2
RTECS Number OW8225000
Related Compounds Mercury(I) Nitrate
Solubility Soluble
Synonyms Mercury Dinitrate;Mercuric Nitrate;Millon's Reagent;Citrineointment;Mercury(2+) Nitrate uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. X