hydrogen sulfide

(redirected from Sulphane)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.

hydrogen sulfide

n.
A colorless, flammable poisonous gas, H2S, having a characteristic rotten-egg odor and used in metallurgy, and as an antiseptic, bleach, and reagent.

hy′drogen sul′fide


n.
a colorless, flammable, water-soluble, poisonous gas, H2S, having the odor of rotten eggs: used in the manufacture of chemicals, in metallurgy, and as a reagent.
[1870–75]

hydrogen sulfide

A colorless, poisonous gas, H2S, that smells like rotten eggs. It is formed naturally by decaying organic matter and is found in volcanic gases. It has many industrial uses.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hydrogen sulfide - a sulfide having the unpleasant smell of rotten eggs
sulfide, sulphide - a compound of sulphur and some other element that is more electropositive
Translations
sulfure d'hydrogène
acido solfidrico
siarkowodór
svavelväte
References in periodicals archive ?
This paper presents aspect of the research performed in the laboratory using natural testing procedures and looking at the deterioration of sulphane ingress.
(3) Hydrogenation and alkalization and transformation in acid labile sulphur (iron-sulphur clusters) and bound sulphane sulphur (persulphite, polysulphite, thiosulphate, etc.).
Toohey, "Sulphane sulphur in biological systems: a possible regulatory role," Biochemical Journal, vol.