Mercuric acid is simply mercury that has been mixed with acid to create a desired reaction. Mercury reacts with concentrated sulphuric acid and concentrated nitric acid to form mercury(II) nitrate or can be dissolved in ... More »

Alkaloid reagents are reagents that precipitate alkaloids. Some examples are tannic acid, picric acid, iodine and mercuric chloride. Alkaloids are vegetable compounds that are similar to ammonia and form salts by combini... More »

Mercuric acetate, also known as mercury(II) acetate, is the chemical compound with the formula C4H6HgO4 or Hg(O2CCH3)2. Its molar mass is 318.678 grams per mole, and its density is 3.28 grams per cubic centimeter. At sta... More » Science Chemistry Atoms & Molecules

Mercury is an element that enters the environment through human activity and natural sources. It is a natural component of the Earth’s crust; however, the majority of mercury comes from improper disposal of mercury-conta... More »

Mercury is a heavy, silvery metal that is liquid between -38 degrees Fahrenheit and 674 degrees Fahrenheit at normal atmospheric pressure. It is extracted by heating cinnabar, a red ore that is a compound of mercury and ... More »

Chloroacetic acid is a compound with the formula C2H3ClO2 and a molecular weight of 94.5 grams per mole. It is a colorless or white crystalline solid that is corrosive and soluble in water. More » Science Chemistry Atoms & Molecules

Mercury does freeze; its freezing point, according to Denver University, is -38.9 degrees Celsius (-38.02 degrees Fahrenheit). The idea that mercury does not freeze may be related to the fact that mercury is used in ther... More »