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Is mercury a solvent

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"Mercuric fulminate, HgC2N2O2 ... (is) almost insoluble in cold water and requiring 130 times it weight of boiling water for solution. It may be heated to 180° C. before exploding, and the explosion so brought about is much milder than that produced by percussion."

NOTE: Water boils at 100° C.

http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/1911_Encyclop%C3%A6dia_Britannica/Explosives

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Mercury is not typically considered a solvent as it does not dissolve a wide range of substances like traditional solvents. Instead, mercury is used more commonly as a metal or as an element in various industrial processes and applications.

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Mercury is Insoluble in:

1.Methylated Spirits

2.Gin

3.Vinegar

4.Oil, but it does separate the molecules

5.Dish washing Liquid, but does the same thing as oil does to Mercury

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12y ago

This is the amount of mercury that can be dissolved in a liquid at a defineted temperature (and pressure, 'cause in water if the pressure increases, the solubility decreases). In water the solubility at room temperature is 6.73x10^-5 g/L.

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Mercury (I) sulfate [Hg2SO4] also called mercurous sulfate or dimercury sulfate is unstable, highly toxic and solubility information does not exist ...yet.

Mercury (II) sulfate [HgSO4] also called Mercuric sulfate is not and actually decomposes in water. See the related link to a HgSO4-2HgO insoluble solid.

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13y ago

Mercury is an element, and therefore not a solution of anything. It is its own material.

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No it is not insolube

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Mercury chloride is soluble in water.

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No mercury is not a solvent.

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Mercury is not soluble in water.

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