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A sample of an oxide of mercury weighed 1.00g. When this was heated, oxygen was ...


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A sample of an oxide of mercury weighed 1.00g. When this was heated, oxygen was given off, and 1.00g of mercury metal only was left. What is the formula of the oxide?

Options

A) Hg2O

B) HgO2

C) HgO2

D) HgO

E) None of the above


The correct answer is E.


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