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Please tell me why mercury exist in the diametric form as Hg-Hg(+2) ???

Please tell me why mercury exist in the diametric form as Hg-Hg(+2) ???

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SAGAR SINGH - IIT DELHI
879 Points
12 years ago

Dear aman,

Mercury exists mainly in cationic (2+) form. This form is largely unabsorbed. Fish and shellfish are a known source of organic mercury (methyl mercury). Organic mercury is absorbed reasonably well by the gastrointestinal tract.

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