phosphorus pentasulfide

noun

Definition of phosphorus pentasulfide

: a light-yellow hygroscopic crystalline compound P2S5 or P4S10 used chiefly in making organic sulfur compounds, flotation reagents, and additives for lubricating oils; di-phosphorus pentasulfide

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“Phosphorus pentasulfide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phosphorus%20pentasulfide. Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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