What is the chemical formula for mercury (l) nitrate?

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Jul 8, 2016

Answer:

For #"mercurous nitrate"#? #Hg_2(NO_3)_2#

Explanation:

The mercurous ion is #Hg_2^(2+)#. Clearly the oxidation state of each mercury centre is #+I#. I have never used this #"mercurous nitrate"# reagent, but given that we combine a subvalent metal, and a potent oxidizing agent in the nitrate ion, I don't think it would be too stable.