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Name One Ore of Mercury. Which Mercury Compound is Present in this Ore? Write Its Chemical Formula. - CBSE Class 10 - Science

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Name one ore of mercury. Which mercury compound is present in this ore? Write its chemical formula.

Solution

The ore of mercury is cinnabar. Cinnabar is a sulphide ore. The compound present in it is mercury (II) sulphide. Its chemical formula is HgS.  

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Solution Name One Ore of Mercury. Which Mercury Compound is Present in this Ore? Write Its Chemical Formula. Concept: Occurrence of Metals - Extracting Metals Low in the Activity Series.
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