ammonium sulfide

noun

: a sulfide of ammonium: such as
a
: the unstable colorless to yellow crystalline normal sulfide (NH4)2S
b
: the white crystalline hydrosulfide NH4HS used in aqueous solution chiefly in the textile industry

Word History

First Known Use

1867, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ammonium sulfide was in 1867

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“Ammonium sulfide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ammonium%20sulfide. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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