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  • n. chemical formula for mercuric sulphide

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Examples

  • Mercury is found in natural deposits of cinnabar (HgS).

    Mercury in the Great Lakes

  • Most ores of important metals such as mercury (cinnabar - HgS), iron (pyrite - FeS2), and lead (galena - PbS) are extracted from sulfides.

    Composition of rocks

  • ~ Mercury occurs in nature chiefly as the sulphide (HgS) called cinnabar, and in globules of metal inclosed in the cinnabar.

    An Elementary Study of Chemistry

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