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Offline yoyoils

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Mercuric chloride Synthesis
« on: September 04, 2011, 01:01:18 AM »
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?  ::)

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