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Mercury Vapor, Indicator/Detector Card

by Flinn Scientific

Item #: SE5020

Price: $11.20

Mercury Vapor Detector and Indicator Card is a great first step to pieve of mind for the scientist who is concerned about the presence of mercury vapor.

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This item can only be shipped to schools, museums and science centers

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For the science teacher concerned about the presence of mercury vapor, this is a great first step for peace of mind on this issue. A 3" x 41/4" card has a piece of filter paper sandwiched in its center. The piece of filter paper has been treated with palladium chloride. The filter paper surface appears to be pink/tan in color. Upon exposure to mercury vapor, a color change occurs and the filter paper turns dark gray. The color change is sharp and distinguishable. You will want to hang this indicator/detector in your laboratory as an additional protector against mercury vapor. Sampling time is 10-14 days. This is not an instantaneous read-out device. Simply watch for a color change which alerts you to possible problems.