mercuric benzoate

mercuric benzoate

[mər′kyu̇r·ik ′ben·zə‚wāt]
(organic chemistry)
Hg(C7H5O2)2·H2O Poisonous white crystals, sensitive to light, melting at 165°C; slightly soluble in alcohol and water; used in medicine. Also known as mercury benzoate.
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