What Is Calomel Used for?

Answer

Calomel is a whitish or brown chemical that is used as a purgative and bactericide. It is also used as a laxative, a disinfectant and a treatment for syphilis. Calomel is highly toxic due to its mercury content.
Q&A Related to "What Is Calomel Used for?"
A calomel electrode is a much more practical electrode than a Standard Hydrogen Electrode (SHE) The Standard Hydrogen Electrode has a defined potential (by international agreement
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_an_advantage_of_...
A reference electrode is an electrode which has a stable and well-known electrode potential. The high stability of the electrode potential is usually reached by employing a redox
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=201401...
The Saturated Calomel Electrode (SCE) is relatively stable, inexpensive, and easy to set up. Pt is unreactive for most purposes and although Pt is expensive, a small wire is adequate
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=200805...
because that tip of the calomel electrode is made up of porous nature.If we keep it in environment, its get oxidised,
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Why_calomel_electrode_di...
Explore this Topic
Calomel refers to Mercury (I) chloride, a chemical compound with the formula Hg2Cl2. The compound is colorless, white or brown and tasteless. It is used as a purgative ...
The term calomel is used to refer to a tasteless colourless powder used medicinally as a cathartic. This is an agent for removing by cleansing, ridding of sediment ...
The calomel electrode is a reference electrode based on reactions between elemental mercury and mercury chloride. This is normally linked via a porous frit to ...
About -  Privacy -  AskEraser  -  Careers -  Ask Blog -  Mobile -  Help -  Feedback © 2014 Ask.com