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What happens when you mix copper and sulfur?
Last Updated: 22nd March, 2020
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Considering this, does sulfur react with copper?
The copper wire reacts readily with thehot sulfur gas (S8, S4 andS2), forming a dark grey, brittle crystalline solid ofcopper sulfide.
Beside above, what happens to sulfur when heated? On heating the reaction mixture, thesulfur melts and reacts with the iron exothermically to formiron(II) sulfide. The mineral wool plug in the mouth of thetest-tube prevents sulfur vapour escaping and possiblycatching fire.
Also to know, why Sulphur is called enemy of copper?
Sulphur is known to destroy the metallicproperties of copper. Sulphur attacks copperto form black spot of Copper Sulphide and hence is knownas 'enemy of copper'. In the presence of sulphur,copper reacts with it to return to its original state ofcopper sulphate which is the natural form ofcopper.
Is copper sulfide toxic?
Copper Compounds: In general the soluble ionizedsalts of copper are much more toxic than theinsoluble or slightly dissociated compounds. Sulfides:Sulfides of the heavy metals are generally insoluble andhence have little toxic action except through the liberationof hydrogen sulfide.