Answer to Question #26783 in Inorganic Chemistry for usman
does mercury dessolved 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 2Hg + O2 = 2Hg2+ + 2O2- Dissolving is also possible in acid water solution.