Tin compounds: tin sulphide

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The tin in tin sulphide formally is in the oxidation state 2.

Crystal structure of tin sulphide

Tin sulphide

  • Formula as often written: SnS
  • Hill system formula: S1Sn1
  • CAS registry number: [1314-95-0]
  • Formula weight: 150.776
  • Class: sulphide

Synonyms

  • tin sulphide
  • tin(II) sulphide
  • stannous sulfide
  • stannous sulphide
  • tin sulfide
  • tin(II) sulfide

Physical properties

  • Colour: brown-black or grey
  • Appearance: crystalline solid
  • Melting point: 880°C
  • Boiling point: 1210°C
  • Density: 5080 kg m-3

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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in tin sulphide
Element %
S 21.27
Sn 78.73

Synthesis

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Solid state structure

  • Geometry of tin:
  • Prototypical structure:

Crystal structure of tin sulphide

Isotope pattern

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

Formula: Sn1S1

mass  %
144   2.9 _
145 0.0
146 2.1 _
147 1.0
148 43.2 ______________________
149 23.2 ____________
150 73.9 _____________________________________
151 27.0 ______________
152 100.0 __________________________________________________
153 1.9 _
154 18.0 _________
155 0.1
156 17.8 _________
157 0.1
158 0.8
159 0.0
160 0.0

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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