Ammonium sulfide facts for kids
|IUPAC name||Ammonium sulfide|
|Other names||Diammonium sulfide|
|Molar mass||68.154 g/mol|
|Appearance||yellow crystals (> -18 °C)
decomposes at ambient temperatures
|Solubility in water||128.1 g/100 mL|
|Solubility||soluble in alcohol
very soluble in liquid ammonia
|EU classification||Corrosive (C)
Dangerous for the environment (N)
|S-phrases||, , ,|
|Flash point||32.22 °C|
|Other anions||Ammonium hydroxide|
|Other cations||Sodium sulfide
|Related compounds||Ammonium hydrosulfide|
|Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)|
Ammonium sulfide, also known as the "stink bomb" is made up of a solution of ammonium sulfide in water, sealed inside a glass ampoule (a small bottle-like container used to store a liquid securely). When the ampoule is broken, ammonia and hydrogen sulfide gases are released from the solution. These chemicals have a very strong and unpleasant smell.
Ammonium sulfide is a very toxic chemical. It is also explosive and highly flammable. It is added to cigarettes.
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