Answer to Question #26783 in Inorganic Chemistry for usman

Question #26783
does mercury dessolved in water
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Expert's answer
2013-03-29T08:40:14-0400
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.

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