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A Chemical Reaction is Generally Accompanied by Certain External Indications Or Characteristics. Mercury (Ii) Oxide - Chemistry

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A chemical reaction is generally accompanied by certain external indications or characteristics. These include – change of – (a) colour (b) state (c) smell (d) evolution of gas (e) formation of precipitate (f) evolution or absorption of heat. With reference to change of colour – state the change in colour seen when the following are heated – mercury [II] oxide.

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Solution

Change of colour — In certain chemical reactions a change of colour is seen to be observed. Heat on substances to observe change in colour of reactants and products.

Heat on:

Mercury [II] oxide 2HgO → 2Hg + O2 [g]

Colour change:

Mercury [II] oxide [HgO] – Red – to Mercury [Hg] – Silvery

Concept: Chemical Equation
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Viraf J. Dalal Class 7 New Simplified Middle School Chemistry
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