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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A compound of a nonmetallic element that exists in several allotropic forms including yellow orthorhombic crystals and some other element that is more electropositive.

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  • For the cathode, the platinum can be replaced by cobalt sulphide, which is far less expensive.
  • Many marine bacteria generate energy by oxidising the gas hydrogen sulphide, which is common in ocean sediments.
  • Selenium can be precipitated with sulphuretted hydrogen as a sulphide, which is readily soluble in ammonium sulphide.
  • The tone given by this kind of sulphide is usually of a more purplish color. for more
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