Mercuric
Mercuric Mer*cu"ric, a. (Chem.) Of, pertaining to, or derived from, mercury; containing mercury; -- said of those compounds of mercury into which this element enters in its lowest proportion. [1913 Webster]

{Mercuric chloride}, corrosive sublimate. See {mercury bichloride} and {Corrosive}. [1913 Webster]


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  • mercuric — MERCÚRIC, Ă, mercurici, ce, adj. (Despre compuşii mercurului) Care conţine un ion de mercur bivalent. – Din fr. mercurique. Trimis de LauraGellner, 27.05.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  mercúric adj. m., pl. mercúrici; f. sg. mercúrică …   Dicționar Român

  • mercuric — (adj.) 1828, in chemistry, from MERCURY (Cf. mercury) + IC (Cf. ic) …   Etymology dictionary

  • mercuric — [mər kyoor′ik] adj. of or containing mercury, esp. divalent mercury …   English World dictionary

  • mercuric — mercury ► NOUN ▪ a heavy silvery white liquid metallic element used in some thermometers and barometers. DERIVATIVES mercuric adjective mercurous adjective. ORIGIN from Mercury, the Roman messenger of the gods …   English terms dictionary

  • mercuric — adjective Date: circa 1828 of, relating to, or containing mercury; especially containing mercury with a valence of two …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • mercuric — /meuhr kyoor ik/, adj. Chem. of or containing mercury, esp. in the bivalent state. [1820 30; MERCUR(Y) + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • mercuric — adjective a) Pertaining to or derived from mercury. b) Of a compound, containing mercury with an oxidation number of 2. Syn: mercurous …   Wiktionary

  • mercuric — Denoting a salt of mercury in which the ion of the metal is bivalent, as in corrosive sublimate, m. chloride, HgCl2; the mercurous chloride is calomel, HgCl. * * * mer·cu·ric (.)mər kyu̇(ə)r ik adj …   Medical dictionary

  • mercúric — mer|cú|ric Mot Pla Adjectiu variable …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • mercúric — adj. m., pl. mercúrici; f. sg. mercúricã, pl. mercúrice …   Romanian orthography

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