iron sulfide


Definition of iron sulfide

: any of several sulfides of iron

Examples of iron sulfide in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Electricity and electrolytes effectively rearrange the surface chemistry of the iron sulfide. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "Fool's Gold Has a Purpose After All," 31 July 2020 The University of Minnesota team had separately been researching ways to try and make new kinds of solar panels out of sulfur and iron sulfide materials, Leighton said. Fox News, "'Fool's gold' could actually be valuable in this way, researchers find," 31 July 2020 That rain could consist of compounds such as iron sulfide or iron hydride. Mike Wall, Scientific American, "Molten Iron Rain Falls On Scorching-Hot Exoplanet," 12 Mar. 2020 The Hartford Courant reports tens of thousands of homes could be at risk of having a foundation fail because of an iron sulfide called pyrrhotite. USA TODAY, "Soccer seismology, lobster drop, battle ax defense: News from around our 50 states," 12 Nov. 2019 But when exposed to air again, the iron sulfides react with oxygen to produce sulfate salts and sulfuric acid, which eat away at the already fragile timbers and artifacts where wood is in contact with iron. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "Tiny magnets will escort ions out of rare material from a shipwreck," 24 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of iron sulfide

1861, in the meaning defined above

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“Iron sulfide.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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