Common oxidation states of mercury are +1 and +2. In the +1 oxidation state, mercury forms a diatomic cation. In the +2 oxidation state, mercury is a typical monatomic cation.
mercury(I) = Hg22+
mercury(II) = Hg2+
Give formulas for the following mercury compounds.
mercury(I) bromide __________
mercury(I) oxide ____________
mercury(II) bromide _________
mercury(II) oxide ___________
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