Title: Mercuric Nitrate
CAS Registry Number: 10045-94-0
Additional Names: Mercury pernitrate
Molecular Formula: HgN2O6
Molecular Weight: 324.60
Percent Composition: Hg 61.80%, N 8.63%, O 29.57%
Line Formula: Hg(NO3)2
Derivative Type: Hydrate
Properties: White or slightly yellow, deliquesc, cryst powder; odor of nitric acid. Poisonous! d 4.3. Sol in a small amount of water; with much water or on boiling with water, an insol basic salt is formed; sol in dil acids. Keep well closed and protect from light.
Use: Manufacture of felt; mercury fulminate; destroying phylloxera.