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DECOMPOSITION OF RED MERCURIC OXIDE (3 of 3)<br />
HgO(s) Is Heated To 500 degC<br />
Mercuric oxide decomposes into mercury (Hg) liquid and Oxygen (O2) gas. A pool of mercury can be seen at bottom of test tube. The balloon is filled with oxygen. 2HgO (s) + heat --> 2Hg (l) + O2 (g)

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DECOMPOSITION OF RED MERCURIC OXIDE (3 of 3)
HgO(s) Is Heated To 500 degC
Mercuric oxide decomposes into mercury (Hg) liquid and Oxygen (O2) gas. A pool of mercury can be seen at bottom of test tube. The balloon is filled with oxygen. 2HgO (s) + heat --> 2Hg (l) + O2 (g)

Copyright:© 1994 Richard Megna - Fundamental Photographs

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