Iron Sulphide

Definition - What does Iron Sulphide mean?

Iron Sulphide is a range of chemical compounds that are made up of Iron and sulfur. It is mainly black in color and is insoluble in water but soluble in acids. When iron sulphide reacts with hydrochloric acid it produces hydrogen sulphide (H2S) and a rotten egg smell. Iron Sulphide is mainly used in the manufacture of ceramics. Iron Sulphide is also known as ferrous sulphide.

Petropedia explains Iron Sulphide

Iron (II) sulphide has the chemical formula FeS. There is a wide range of applications of ferrous (II) sulphide or iron sulphide. It is used in the metallurgical industry in imparting and improving additional mechanical properties of metals and alloys by adding sulfur to the metals in the steel manufacturing industry.

Some of the industries where iron sulphide finds its purpose are as follows:

  • Alloy & stainless steel industries
  • Metal cutting industry
  • Wire rope and steel reinforcement (rebars) manufacturing industries.
  • In labs to understand pH value of any solution.
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