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Mercury(II) fluoride



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Mercury(II) fluoride, also known as mercuric fluoride, is a chemical compound. Its chemical formula is HgF2. It has mercury and fluoride ions in it. The mercury is in its +2 oxidation state.

Properties

Mercury(II) fluoride is a white solid. It reacts with water to make hydrofluoric acid. It breaks down when heated strongly.

Preparation

It is made by reacting mercury(II) oxide with hydrogen fluoride or hydrofluoric acid.

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