hydrogen sulfide


Definition of hydrogen sulfide

: a flammable poisonous gas H2S that has an odor suggestive of rotten eggs and is found especially in many mineral waters and in putrefying matter

Examples of hydrogen sulfide in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This created a cauldron of toxic chemicals, including methane and hydrogen sulfide. Joshua Hawkins, BGR, 18 July 2022 Public works is spraying the channel with a biodegradable odor neutralizer called Epoleon, which converts hydrogen sulfide to a salt. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 26 Oct. 2021 When the fish died, some of their bodies washed off the reef into water layers containing very little oxygen and lots of hydrogen sulfide. Stephanie Pappas, Scientific American, 15 Sep. 2022 The bigger caution is that, with any water contamination of the materials, the battery will start producing hydrogen sulfide, which is both poisonous and highly flammable. John Timmer, Ars Technica, 24 Aug. 2022 It’s the first model of the gas planets’ atmospheres that has been able to include haze particles within deeper layers, which were previously thought to be clouds of methane and hydrogen sulfide ices. Jamie Carter, Forbes, 31 May 2022 The model also probed deeper atmospheric layers that include haze particles, in addition to clouds of methane and hydrogen sulfide ices. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 31 May 2022 Mount Hood, an 11,249-foot active volcano, passes by two giant cavities that exhaust lethal sulfur dioxide and hydrogen sulfide. Outside Online, 29 May 2022 The Black Sea itself is already highly fragile from decades of heavy industrial and agricultural activity in the north, overfishing in the south and a makeup that leaves little oxygen in its waters and high levels of poisonous hydrogen sulfide. Naomi Cohen, NBC News, 13 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of hydrogen sulfide

1869, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hydrogen sulfide was in 1869

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3 Oct 2022

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“Hydrogen sulfide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydrogen%20sulfide. Accessed 7 Oct. 2022.

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Medical Definition of hydrogen sulfide

: a flammable poisonous gas H2S that has an odor suggestive of rotten eggs and is found especially in many mineral waters and in putrefying matter


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