mercuric bromide

mercuric bromide

[mər′kyu̇r·ik ′brō‚mīd]
(inorganic chemistry)
HgBr2 Poisonous white crystals, sensitive to light, melting at 235°C; soluble in alcohol and ether; used in medicine. Also known as mercury bromide.
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3], have been prepared by reacting the corresponding aryl bromides with mercuric bromide, HgBr2, in n-butyl lithi um.