Definition of Mercuric

1. Adjective. Of or containing mercury.

Exact synonyms: Mercurous
Category relationships: Chemical Science, Chemistry
Partainyms: Mercury, Mercury
Derivative terms: Mercury, Mercury



Definition of Mercuric

1. a. Of, pertaining to, or derived from, mercury; containing mercury; -- said of those compounds of mercury into which this element enters in its lowest proportion.

Definition of Mercuric

1. Adjective. (obsolete chemistry) Pertaining to or derived from mercury. ¹

2. Adjective. (chemistry) Specifically (of a compound), containing mercury with an oxidation number of 2. ¹

3. Adjective. (rare) Mercurial (of people). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mercuric

1. mercury [adj] - See also: mercury

Medical Definition of Mercuric

1. Of, pertaining to, or derived from, mercury; containing mercury; said of those compounds of mercury into which this element enters in its lowest proportion. Mercuric chloride, corrosive sublimate. See Corrosive. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mercuric

mercurialist
mercurialists
mercurialities
mercuriality
mercurialize
mercurialized
mercurializes
mercurializing
mercurially
mercurialness
mercurialnesses
mercurials
mercuriation
mercuriations
mercuribenzoates
mercuric (current term)
mercuric chloride
mercuric iodide
mercuric oleate
mercuric oxide
mercuric reductase
mercuric salicylate
mercuric sulfide
mercurico-
mercuries
mercuriferous
mercurification
mercurified
mercurifies
mercurify

Literary usage of Mercuric

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1. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences by Henry Watts (1871)
"mercuric methide possesses the highest specific gravity of any known non-metallic ... Brought into contact with mercuric iodide, mercuric methide, mercuric ..."

2. The American Annual of Photography (1909)
"The Lumiere mercuric iodide solution is probably the best single solution ... This intensifier is made by dissolving mercuric iodide in a strong solution of ..."

3. Manual of Qualitative Chemical Analysis by C. Remigius Fresenius (1897)
"The solutions contain mercuric sulphide, HgS, which is precipitated upon the addition of ammonium chloride. The precipitate produced by hydrogen sulphide ..."

4. Hand-book of Chemistry by Leopold Gmelin, Henry Watts (1853)
"Alcohol anil ether abstract acetic acid together with a trace of oxide from the crystals, and leave yellow mercuric oxide. (Garot.) Crystallized. Stromeyer. ..."

5. Organic Compounds of Mercury by Frank Clifford Whitmore (1921)
"hydroxide gives a small yield of mercury dimethyl.120 Phenyl mercuric chloride heated with dry silver oxide gives mercury diphenyl.129 Phenyl mercuric ..."

6. Commercial Organic Analysis: A Treatise on the Properties, Proximate by Alfred Henry Allen (1896)
"Sulphides will give a black precipitate with mercuric chloride, ... mercuric cyanide is almost the only simple cyanide of a heavy metal which is soluble in ..."

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