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  • noun (Chem.) A ternary compound of oxygen and sulphur.

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  • noun Alternative form of oxysulfide.


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  • Carbon oxysulphide is sharply distinguished from methyl sulphide and hydro - sulphide by the ease with which it is oxidized to sulphuric acid by many oxidizing agents, such as bromine water or potassium permanganate in acid solution; more - over, the separation of sulphuretted hydrogen from carbon oxysulphide is easily effected, as already stated, by the yellow oxide of mercury.

    Transactions of the American Philosophical Society

  • Sulphuretted hydrogen and carbon oxysulphide must be absorbed by ammo - niacal cadmium chloride solution, or other suitable reagent, before the test can be applied.

    Transactions of the American Philosophical Society

  • An oxysulphide, 2CaS·CaO, is sometimes present in "soda-waste," and orange-coloured, acicular crystals of 4CaS·CaSO_4·18H_2O occasionally settle out on the long standing of oxidized "soda - or alkali-waste" (see

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4 "Bulgaria" to "Calgary"


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