Problem: What are the IUPAC names of the following compounds?(b) mercurous chloride (Hg2Cl2)

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Mercurous chloride also known as calomel is a binary ionic compound composed of mercury (Hg) and chlorine (Cl).


Transition metals like mercury have different oxidation states and charges. For mercury, most common are (+1) and (+2).


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What are the IUPAC names of the following compounds?

(b) mercurous chloride (Hg2Cl2)

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