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ferrous sulfide

noun, Chemistry
a dark or black metallic crystalline compound, FeS, insoluble in water, soluble in acids, used in ceramics and to generate hydrogen sulfide. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • ferrous sulfide itself is also a relatively insoluble compound.
  • Hydrogen sulfide in the gas reacted with the fer- rous sulfate to form ferrous sulfide.
  • Copper in the slag tends to revert to the matte phase by interaction with ferrous sulfide in the matte.
  • Pyrites are various ferrous sulfide minerals that are mined for their sulfur content.
  • The hydrogen sulfide then reacts with free iron ions to form ferrous sulfide.
  • Kinetics and mechanisms of the oxidation of ferrous sulfide.

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