Definition of Mercuric chloride

1. Noun. A white poisonous soluble crystalline sublimate of mercury; used as a pesticide or antiseptic or wood preservative.




Definition of Mercuric chloride

1. Noun. (inorganic compound) The salt of mercury and hydrochloric acid, HgCl2 ¹

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Medical Definition of Mercuric chloride

1. Mercury chloride (hgcl2). A highly toxic compound that volatises slightly at ordinary temperature and appreciably at 100 degrees c. It is corrosive to mucous membranes and used as a topical antiseptic and disinfectant. Pharmacological action: anti-infective agents, local, disinfectants. Chemical name: Mercury chloride (HgCl2) (12 Dec 1998)

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Literary usage of Mercuric chloride

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1897)
"Treatment of Syphilis by Intramuscular Injections of Corrosive mercuric chloride.—DR. CARTIER makes use of the following formula: Corrosive mercuric ..."

2. The Journal of Experimental Medicine by Rockefeller University, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1907)
"The effect of the three most important surgical antiseptics, namely, mercuric chloride, carbolic acid and boric acid, and of the most widely used internal ..."

3. Hand-book of Chemistry by Leopold Gmelin, Henry Watts (1852)
"But when the solutions of these same metallic chlorides are boiled, mercury is separated, and the liquid takes up mercuric chloride, which may be dissolved ..."

4. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences by Henry Watts (1871)
"For the other reactions of mercuric chloride in solution, see p. ... When mercuric chloride is gently heated in a stream of ammoniacal gas, the latter is ..."

5. A systematic handbook of volumetric analysis or, The quantitative estimation by Francis Sutton (1871)
"mercuric chloride. With mercuric chloride (sublimate) the end of the process is not so easily seen ; the course of procedure is as follows :—The very dilute ..."

6. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1833)
"HgCl, mercuric chloride. ... it blackens slowly on exposure to light, and is decomposed by heat into metallic mercury and mercuric chloride, ..."

7. Manual of Qualitative Chemical Analysis by C. Remigius Fresenius, Samuel William Johnson (1883)
"mercuric chloride, Hg C12. The corrosive sublimate of commerce is sufficiently pure ... mercuric chloride gives with several acids, eg, with hydriodic acid, ..."

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