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Molten NaCl and Mercury
« on: October 11, 2020, 03:34:32 AM »
I've been looking for information on this subject online and have had little luck.

Anyways, I know that liquid mercury won't react with solid NaCl, but I read in a couple reports that molten LiCl and KCl will react with liquid mercury to form Li(s)/K(s) and Hg2Cl2. I was wondering if anybody had some information on whether this accurate and could be applied to reacting molten NaCl and liquid Hg.

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Re: Molten NaCl and Mercury
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2020, 07:23:06 AM »
Where did you read it. Mercury is a noble element will not exchange  with alkaline metals.

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Re: Molten NaCl and Mercury
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2020, 09:34:34 AM »
High stability of Hg2Cl2 can be a factor here, but I agree that it is a rather extraordinary claim that needs a reliable source.
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Re: Molten NaCl and Mercury
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2020, 10:46:13 AM »
In the given Link it states in the sodiumchloride part, that there is no reaction. The mercury is physically dissolved in the liquid NaCl.

On the other hand Lithium do a reaction.

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Re: Molten NaCl and Mercury
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2020, 11:46:21 PM »
This is the report that I found. It was published by Emory University, but I haven't anything else supporting its findings.

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Re: Molten NaCl and Mercury
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2020, 01:04:56 AM »
This is the report that I found. It was published by Emory University, but I haven't anything else supporting its findings.
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