2 HgO (s) 2 Hg (l) + O2 (g)

This is an oxidation-reduction (redox) reaction:

2 HgII + 4 e- 2 Hg0 (reduction)

2 O-II - 4 e- 2 O0 (oxidation)

HgO is an oxidizing agent, HgO is a reducing agent.

Reactants:

  • HgOMercury(II) oxide source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02
    • Other names: Mercuric oxide source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04, Montroydite source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27, Red mercury source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27, Mercury (II) oxide source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04
    • Appearance: Yellow or red solid source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27; Yellow, orange-yellow or red heavy crystalline powder source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04

Products:

  • Hg
    • Names: Mercury source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-07source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04, Hg source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-07, Quicksilver source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-07source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04
    • Appearance: Odourless heavy mobile silvery liquid metal source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04
  • O2
    • Names: Dioxygen source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-07, Oxygen source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-07, Oxygen (liquefied) source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04
    • Appearance: Odourless compressed gas source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04; Liquefied gas. colourless-to-blue extremely cold liquid source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04