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Mercury sulfide, mercurous sulfide, or mercury(II) sulfide is a chemical compound composed of the chemical elements mercury and sulfur. It is represented by the chemical formula HgS. Because it is virtually insoluble in water, it isn't toxic (unlike most of the other mercury compounds).
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Mercury sulfide occurs in two allotropes, most easily characterized by their color:
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