Mercury charges

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What usual charge is the element mercury? I thought it was +1 and + 2 but I am not entirely sure? Can someone enlighten me please.
 

topsquark

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What usual charge is the element mercury? I thought it was +1 and + 2 but I am not entirely sure? Can someone enlighten me please.
You want a list of oxidation states. You can find one here. It shows that Hg actually has three: -2, +1, and +2. I don't have any information on how likely those states are, though.

-Dan
 
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