[mer-kyoo r-uh s, mur-kyer-uh s]
- containing univalent mercury, Hg+1 or Hg2+2.
Origin of mercurous
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Write equations for the preparation of mercuric and mercurous iodides.
All chlorides are soluble save silver and mercurous chlorides.
With mercurous nitrate, the platinocyanide of potassium forms a thick smalt blue, and the platinidcyanide a dark blue precipitate.Field's Chromatography
In the wet way it is obtained by precipitating a mercurous salt with hydrochloric acid.
The molecular weight of mercurous chloride has given occasion for much discussion.
- of or containing mercury in the monovalent state; denoting a mercury(I) compound. Mercurous salts contain the divalent ion Hg² 2 +
- Relating to or containing mercury, especially with a valence of 1.
- Containing mercury, especially mercury with a valence of 1. Compare mercuric.
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