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mercurous

of or containing mercury in the monovalent state; denoting a mercury(I) compound. Mercurous salts contain the divalent ion Hg22+

mercurous

[mər′kyu̇r·əs]
(inorganic chemistry)
Referring to mercury with a valence of 1; for example, mercurous chloride, Hg2Cl2, where the mercury is covalently bonded, as Cl‒Hg‒Hg‒Cl.
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Heating mercuric chloride with some more mercury produced mercurous chloride, or "calomel.
In the 19th century, the hat-making profession was dogged by mental illness caused by the use of the toxic chemical mercurous nitrate.
Studies on heavy metal halides showed that mercurous chloride single crystals could be grown of a size and perfection suitable for prism polarizers with transmission to at least 16 [mu]m (53).
Although this is a book of larger ideas and reverberating themes, it is also a delight in its thousand details - the supplies of ships (plum puddings, brandy, heaps of hand-knitted socks, hundreds of pounds of pemmican, knives and needles to barter with the Esquimaux), the hospitality of the Esquimaux women, who reach out with tattooed hands to offer musk-ox horn tea and boiled caribou, the medical treatments for maladies of the day (tartar emetic, mercurous chloride, syrup of squill, tincture of opium).
The name refers to the occupational disease of hatters caused by inhaling mercurous nitrate.
mercurous chloride, mercuric chloride, mercuric acetate, and mercuric sulfide); and 3) alkyl, dialkyl, and aryl organic mercury compounds (e.