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A metal which exists as a liquid at room temperature is obtained by heating its sulphide ore in the presence of air. (a) Name the metal and write its chemical symbol. (b) Write the name and formula of the sulphide ore.

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A metal which exists as a liquid at room temperature is obtained by heating its sulphide ore in the presence of air.

(a) Name the metal and write its chemical symbol.

(b) Write the name and formula of the sulphide ore.

(c) Give the equations of chemical reactions involved in the production of metal from its sulphide ore.

(d) Name a common device in which this metal is used.

(e) Can this metal displace copper from copper sulphate solution? Why?

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(a) Mercury, Hg

(b) Cinnabar, HgS

(c) 2HgS(s) + 3O2 + Roasting → 2HgO(s) + 2SO2

2HgO(s) + Heat + Reduction → 2Hg(l) + O2(g)

(d) Thermometer

(e) No; Because it is less reactive than copper.

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