Sodium Hydrosulfide Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Sodium Hydrosulfide Properties

Sodium Hydrosulfide

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Sodium hydrosulfide is a useful reagent for the synthesis of organic and inorganic sulfur compounds. It is a colorless solid that typically smells like H2S due to hydrolysis by atmospheric moisture. Its main uses are in paper manufacture as a makeup chemical for sulfur used in the Kraft process, as a flotation agent in copper mining where it is used to activate oxide mineral species, and in the leather industry for the removal of hair from hides.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Off-white solid
CAS Number 16721-80-5
Density 1.79 g/cm3
EINECS Number 240-778-0
IUPAC Name Sodium Hydrosulfide
InChI 1S/Na.H2S/h;1H2/q+1;/p-1
Melting Point 350 ºC
Molar Mass 56.063 g/mol
Molecular Formula NaHS
NFPA 704 H-3,R-0,F-2,C-NA
Other_Cations Ammonium Hydrosulfide
RTECS Number WE1900000
Related Compounds Sodium Sulfide
Synonyms Sodium Bisulfide;Sodium Sulfhydrate;Sodium Hydrogen Sulfide;Sodium Hydrosulphide uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. X