Hydrogen compounds: hydrogen persulphide

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The hydrogen in hydrogen persulphide formally is in the oxidation state 1.

Crystal structure of hydrogen persulphide

Hydrogen persulphide

  • Formula as often written: H2S2
  • Hill system formula: H2S2
  • CAS registry number: [13465-07-1]
  • Formula weight: 66.148
  • Class: sulphide

Synonyms

  • hydrogen persulphide
  • hydrogen(I) persulphide
  • disulfane
  • disulphane
  • hydrogen persulfide
  • hydrogen(I) persulfide

Physical properties

  • Colour: colourless
  • Appearance: liquid
  • Melting point: -90°C
  • Boiling point: 71°C
  • Density: 1334 kg m-3

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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in hydrogen persulphide
Element %
H 3.05
S 96.95

Synthesis

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Solid state structure

  • Geometry of hydrogen: 1 coordinate: terminus
  • Prototypical structure:

Crystal structure of hydrogen persulphide

Isotope pattern

What follows is the calculated isotope pattern for the H2S2 unit with the most intense ion set to 100%.

Formula: H2S2

mass  %
66 100.0 __________________________________________________
67 1.6 _
68 8.9 ____
69 0.1
70 0.2

References

The data on these compounds pages are assembled and adapted from the primary literature and several other sources including the following.

  • R.T. Sanderson in Chemical Periodicity, Reinhold, New York, USA, 1960.
  • N.N. Greenwood and A. Earnshaw in Chemistry of the Elements, 2nd edition, Butterworth, UK, 1997.
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  • R.W.G. Wyckoff, in Crystal Structures, volume 1, Interscience, John Wiley & Sons, 1963.
  • A.R.West in Basic solid state chemistry Chemistry, John Wiley & Sons, 1999.
  • A.F. Wells in Structural inorganic chemistry, 4th edition, Oxford, UK, 1975.
  • J.D.H. Donnay, (ed.) in Crystal data determinative tables, ACA monograph number 5, American Crystallographic Association, USA, 1963.
  • D.R. Lide, (ed.) in Chemical Rubber Company handbook of chemistry and physics, CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, USA, 77th edition, 1996.
  • J.W. Mellor in A comprehensive treatise on inorganic and theoretical chemistry, volumes 1-16, Longmans, London, UK, 1922-1937.
  • J.E. Macintyre (ed.) in Dictionary of inorganic compounds, volumes 1-3, Chapman & Hall, London, UK, 1992.

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