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DECOMPOSITION OF RED MERCURIC OXIDE (2 of 3)<br />
HgO(s) Is Heated- To 400'-Decomposition Reaction.<br />
Mercuric oxide turns black and releases oxygen into the balloon.  Mercury begins to collect on the sides of the test tube. 2HgO (s) + heat --> 2Hg (l) + O2 (g)

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DECOMPOSITION OF RED MERCURIC OXIDE (2 of 3)
HgO(s) Is Heated- To 400'-Decomposition Reaction.
Mercuric oxide turns black and releases oxygen into the balloon. Mercury begins to collect on the sides of the test tube. 2HgO (s) + heat --> 2Hg (l) + O2 (g)

Copyright:© 1994 Richard Megna - Fundamental Photographs

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