phosphorus heptasulfide

noun phosphorus hep·ta·sulfide \-¦heptə+\

Definition of phosphorus heptasulfide

  1. :  a yellow crystalline compound P4S7 made by heating a mixture of phosphorus and sulfur in a ratio of about 4 to 7 equivalents, regarded formerly as a trisulfide, and used chiefly in the synthesis of organic sulfur compounds (as thiophene); tetra-phosphorus heptasulfide

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Origin and Etymology of phosphorus heptasulfide

heptasulfide from hepta- + sulfide


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