Iron: iron sulphide

iron sulphide is known by the following synonyms:

  • iron sulphide
  • iron(II) sulphide
  • iron sulfide
  • iron(II) sulfide

The oxidation number of iron in iron sulphide is 2.

  • Formula: FeS
  • Hill system formula: Fe1S1
  • CAS registry number: [1317-37-9]
  • Formula weight: 87.911
  • Class: sulphide
  • Colour: white (black when impure)
  • Appearance: crystalline solid
  • Melting point: 1188°C
  • Boiling point: decomposes
  • Density: 4700 kg m-3

Synthesis

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Solid state structure

  • Geometry of iron: 6 coordinate: octahedral
  • Prototypical structure: NiAs

Crystal structure of iron sulphide

Element analysis

Element percentages in iron sulphide
Element %
Fe 63.52
S 36.48

Isotope pattern for FeS

THe chart below shows the calculated isotope pattern for the formula FeS with the most intense ion set to 100%.

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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.
  • F.A. Cotton, G. Wilkinson, C.A. Murillo, and M. Bochmann, in Advanced Inorganic Chemistry, John Wiley & Sons, 1999.
  • A.F. Trotman-Dickenson, (ed.) in Comprehensive Inorganic Chemistry, Pergamon, Oxford, UK, 1973.
  • 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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