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Metals, Heavy

Metals with high specific gravity, typically larger than 5. They have complex spectra, form colored salts and double salts, have a low electrode potential, are mainly amphoteric, yield weak bases and weak acids, and are oxidizing or reducing agents (From Grant and Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed)

Year introduced: 1997

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Tree Number(s): D01.268.556, D01.552.544

MeSH Unique ID: D019216

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  • Heavy Metals

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