mercuric sulfide


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mercuric sulfide

[mər′kyu̇r·ik ′səl‚fīd]
(inorganic chemistry)
HgS
The black variety is a poisonous powder; insoluble in water, alcohol, and nitric acid, soluble in sodium sulfide solution; sublimes at 583°C; used as a pigment. Also known as black mercury sulfide; ethiops mineral.
The red variety is a poisonous powder; insoluble in water and alcohol; sublimes at 446°C; used as a medicine and pigment. Also known as Chinese vermilion; quicksilver vermilion; red mercury sulfide; vermilion.
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2], and mercuric sulfide, HgS, are two water insoluble forms of [Hg.
The agency used a digital camera to confirm that the constellations were drawn with gold leaf connected by red lines made of cinnabar, a mercuric sulfide pigment, on the ceiling of a stone chamber of the Kitora tomb in the village of Asuka in the prefecture.
E[acute accent]In his letter, Noel Spindler, president of IFS states: "Our patented technology, called Integrated Fixation System or IFS, as it comes into contact with the mercury, chemically converts it into mercuric sulfide, which is insoluble and non-hazardous.