Mercury Thiocyanate Serpent

How to make the Pharoah’s Serpent (Mercury (II) Thiocyanate). Mercury (II) thiocyanate is made using potassium thiocyanate, mercury and concentrated nitric acid. How to perform the Pharaoh’s Serpent This is a simple firework demonstration. All you need to do is ignite a small pile of mercury(II) thiocyanate. Mercury thiocyanate is an insoluble white solid which can be… Continue reading Mercury Thiocyanate Serpent