Answer to Question #26726 in Inorganic Chemistry for usman
Does mercury dissolve in water? -
The solubility product of Mercury in water is 6 x 10-8 g/mL. But it can dissolve better inwater that contains O2. In this case the dissolving will be oxidation -reduction process. According to the chemical equation (in the short form) 2Hg + O2 = 2Hg2+ + 2O2- Dissolving is also possible in acid-water solution.