mercuric nitrate

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mercuric nitrate

[mər′kyu̇r·ik ′nī‚trāt]
(inorganic chemistry)
Hg(NO3)2·H2O Poisonous, colorless crystals that decompose when heated; soluble in water and nitric acid, insoluble in alcohol; a fire hazard; used in medicine, in nitrating organic aromatics, and in felt manufacture. Also known as mercury nitrate; mercury pernitrate.