Mercury(I) chloride (Hg2Cl2)

Substance: Mercury(I) chloride.

Also known as: calomel mercurous chloride

Chemspider article about Mercury(I) chloride

Wikipedia article about Mercury(I) chloride

Hazard information warning

Lower systemic health hazards

Hazard statements

  • Harmful if swallowed
  • Causes skin irritation
  • Causes serious eye irritation
  • May cause respiratory irritation
  • Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects

Precautionary statements

  • Avoid breathing dust/fume/ gas/mist/vapours/spray. [As modified by IV ATP]
  • Avoid release to the environment.
  • IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses if present and easy to do – continue rinsing.
  • Dispose of contents/container to … [… in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulation (to be specified)].

Experiments with this reagent