. Cinnabar is an ore of

A: Zn

B: Sn

C: Pb

D: Hg

Best Answer


  • Ores  are naturally occurring rocks of minerals that contain different valuable parts such as metals . 
  • Minerals are raw forms in which ores exist . 
  • Cinnabar is an ore of mercury (Hg) .
  • It is composed of mercury sulfide (HgS) . It is a toxic chemical compound for humans .
  • It is the biggest source of mercury in the world .
  • Sulfides are converted into oxide ores by heating them in excess air . This process is called roasting .

Final answer:

The correct answer is D , i.e. , Hg .


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