So I've been thinking of an easier way to make some HgCl2 other than the
~like~ HgNO3 + 2 HCl → HgCl2 + H2O + NO2
~ methods and i've come to this idea but i feel there needs to be some more qualified input before i try it due to the chemicals involved for the experiment
3 step hypothesis/experimental design:NaOCl(aq) + 2HCl(aq) --> Cl2 + NaCl + H2O (Chlorine gas moves through a gas tube into a flask containing Mercury and forms Hg2Cl2 at room temperature)Hg(l) + Cl2 --> Hg2Cl2(s) (Mercury(I) Chloride then collected and added to a breaker full of some distilled water)Hg2Cl2(s) + UV light + H2O(l) --> HgCl2(aq) + Hg(s) (HgCl2 passes into aqueous solution and i filter out the elemental Mercury for later use)
and im thinking perhaps to boil down remaining water+HgCl2 solution to determine the dried end yield. Does anybody think this should work?