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 (mər-kyo͝or′əs, mûr′kyər-əs)
Relating to or containing mercury, especially with a valence of 1.
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(Elements & Compounds) of or containing mercury in the monovalent state; denoting a mercury(I) compound. Mercurous salts contain the divalent ion Hg22+
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(mərˈkyʊər əs, ˈmɜr kyər əs)

of or containing univalent mercury.
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Adj.1.mercurous - of or containing mercurymercurous - of or containing mercury    
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
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Potential measurements were obtained versus a saturated mercurous sulfate reference electrode (SSE) with a potential of 0.6415 V.
Medication commonly prescribed at the time for psychological or behavioral issues, epilepsy, and other ailments included calomel (mercurous chloride, which often resulted in mercury poisoning), tartar emetics, opiates (laudanum or morphine), rubefacients, castor, mugwort, and absinthe (Joinson 2012; North 2000; Okoh-Esene et al.
Since mercurous mercury compounds are less soluble they tend to be less toxic than mercuric salts.
Ray, a leading Bengali chemist of the colonial period who prepared stable mercurous nitrite, may write a paper known as "Chemical Knowledge of the Hindus of Old" and get it published in the leading history of science journals, Isis, and a restatement of the entire tradition of "ancient" Indian knowledge in his History of Hindu Chemistry.
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Inorganic mercury, which is both toxic and corrosive, exists in two oxidation states - mercurous and mercuric.
Mercury has been used by different names such as "mercurous chloride", calomel, mercuric, mercurio or mercury.
Narro-Juarez et al., "DMPS (2, 3-dimercaptopropane-1-sulfonate, dimaval) decreases the body burden of mercury in humans exposed to mercurous chloride, " Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, vol.
It was prepared by sealing a platinum wire about 0.012 mm diameter and then electroplating it with mercury using 0.1M mercurous nitrate solution.
Mercurous nitrate was used in curing felt for hats and the prolonged exposure to the vapors caused mercury poisoning.