Answer to Question #93687 in Inorganic Chemistry for Shane Ballera

Question #93687
The red mineral powder cinnabar is heated and a silvery liquid is formed. What kind of process takes place into this? Physical or chemical?
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2019-09-03T05:07:34-0400

Answer. Processes: crystal melting, evaporation and condensation of mercury vapor with the reduction of metal (silvery liquid).

Crystal melting, evaporation and condensation are physical processes and the reduction of mercury is a chemical process.


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