Thermolysis of mercury oxide

Thermolysis of mercury oxide

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Caption: Thermolysis of mercury oxide. Mercury oxide (HgO) being heated in a test tube by a bunsen burner. At temperatures above 400 degrees Celsius, mercury oxide thermolyses into mercury and oxygen. The equation is as follows: 2HgO -> 2Hg + O2. Mercury oxide is a highly poisonous chemical.

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Keywords: boss, bunsen burner, chemical, chemistry, clamp, compound, equipment, experiment, heat resistant mat, hgo, mercury oxide, oxide, reaction, test tube, thermal decomposition, thermolysis

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