WARNING! This experiment is dangerous! You should NOT perform this at home. ONLY carry out this experiment, if you are a trained chemist, and you understand local safety and legal requirements, which are required to perform such experiments
- You can use lead(II) iodide obtained in the experiment "Golden rain". Or you can get lead(II) iodide by mixing a potassium iodide solution and a lead nitrate solution.
- You have the precipitate of lead(II) iodide. Take a small amount of mercury(I) chloride and dissolve it in 10 ml of water.
- Add the solution of mercury(I) chloride to the lead(II) iodide.
- Shake the mixture.