mercury thiocyanate

noun

Definition of mercury thiocyanate

: a thiocyanate of mercury especially : the crystalline poisonous mercuric compound Hg(SCN)2 made by precipitation and used chiefly in fireworks — see pharaoh's serpent

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“Mercury thiocyanate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mercury%20thiocyanate. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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