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What is the method to refine a a liquid ore like mercury??

Asked by Dev Dutta 13th March 2015, 8:43 PM
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Answer:

Extraction of Mercury

Cinnabar, an ore of mercury is first heated in the air and is converted into mercuric oxide.

 

2HgS(s)   + 3O2(g)  →   2HgO(s) + 2SO2(g)

 

 

Mercuric oxide is then reduced to mercury on further heating.

 

2HgO(s) →   2Hg(s) + O2(g)

 

Answered by Expert 16th March 2015, 6:20 PM
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