mercuric phosphate

mercuric phosphate

[mər′kyu̇r·ik ′fäs‚fāt]
(inorganic chemistry)
Hg3(PO4)2 Poisonous yellowish or white powder; insoluble in alcohol and water, soluble in acids; used in medicine. Also known as mercury phosphate; trimercuric orthophosphate.
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Mercuric phosphate, [Hg.sub.3][([PO.sub.4]).sub.2], and mercuric sulfide, HgS, are two water insoluble forms of [Hg.sub.2+] (Lewis, 2007).
Mercuric phosphate and mercuric sulfide are insoluble salts of [Hg.sub.2+], although each is reported to be toxic by ingestion (Lewis, 2007).