mercurous iodide

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mercurous iodide

[mər′kyu̇r·əs ′ī·ə‚dīd]
(inorganic chemistry)
Hg2I2 Odorless, tasteless, poisonous yellow powder; darkens when heated; insoluble in water, alcohol, and ether; sublimes at 140°C; used as external medicine. Also known as mercury protoiodide.
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