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The mercury minerals from Terlingua, Texas: Kleinite, terlinguaite, eglestonite, montroydite, calomel, mercury

Journal of the American Chemical Society

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DOI: 10.1021/ja01962a005

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Abstract

Kleinite, as announced in 1905, belongs to the so-called mercury ammonium compounds, but no probable formula can be deduced from the analyses. It may be a mixture of a mercury-ammonium chloride in great preponderance, NHg2Cl.1/3H2O, with an oxychloride and sulphate or oxysulphate of mercury. Terlinguaite is a mercuric-mercurous oxychloride, HgO.HgCl, the formula of Moses being confirmed and the mixed nature ascertained by tests. Eglestonite is a mercurous oxychloride, Hg2O.2HgCl, the first authentic instance of such a compound, either artificial or native, and not Hg6Cl3O2, as believed by Moses. Montroydite is mercuric oxide, as supposed by Moses, and proven now by direct determination of its oxygen content.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
The mercury minerals from Terlingua, Texas: Kleinite, terlinguaite, eglestonite, montroydite, calomel, mercury
Series title:
Journal of the American Chemical Society
DOI:
10.1021/ja01962a005
Volume
29
Issue:
8
Year Published:
1907
Language:
English
Publisher:
American Chemical Society
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
1180
Last page:
1194
Number of Pages:
15