mercuric iodide


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mercuric iodide

[mər′kyu̇r·ik ′ī·ə‚dīd]
(inorganic chemistry)
HgI2 Poisonous red crystals that turn yellow when heated to 150°C; soluble in boiling alcohol; used in medicine and in Nessler's and Mayer's reagents.
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In this study, 17% of the creams and 35% of the soaps contained potassium mercuric iodide respectively.
of respondents using % the type of soap Trichlorocarbanilide 70 35 Mercuric iodide 26 13 Chloroxenol 7 3.5 Irgasan 10 5 Lime 3 1.5 Table 5b.