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Chemical Formula of Mercurous Chloride

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The formula mass of mercurous chloride is 472.09 g/mol, the atomic mass of mercury is 200.59 g/mol, and the atomic mass of chlorine is 35.453 g/mol.

What is the chemical formula of mercurous chloride?

A

${ Hg }_{ 2 }{ Cl }_{ 2 }$

B

$HgCl$

C

${ (HgCl) }_{ 2 }$

D

$Hg{ Cl }_{ 2 }$