Hydrogen sulfide is used in the manufacture of pulp and paper (digesting agent), in tanneries and in sulfide ores. Most man made hydrogen sulfide is produced as a by-product of industry, rather than for industry.
Substance name: Hydrogen sulfide
CASR number: 7783-06-4
Molecular formula: H2S
Synonyms: Hydrogen sulphide; Hydrosulfuric acid; heptic acid; Stink Damp; Sulfureted Hydrogen; Sulfur Hydride; Sewer gas; sour gas; Sulferetted hydrogen
Melting Point: -85.4°C
Boiling Point: -60.3°C
Vapour Density: 1.189
Hydrogen sulfide is a colourless, flammable, poisonous gas that smells like rotten eggs. It is soluble in water and organic solvents and will corrode metals.
The National Pollutant Inventory (NPI) holds data for all sources of hydrogen sulfide emissions in Australia.
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