Silver(I) sulfide facts for kids
It is a black solid. It reacts with acids. It is heavy. It can irritate the skin.
Occurrence and preparation
It exists in the ground as acanthite and argentite. It is also made when silver is in air containing hydrogen sulfide. The oxygen in air cannot oxidize the silver directly; the hydrogen sulfide helps it. It is the tarnish on silver items.
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