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Decompositiin of mercury sulfide
« on: October 20, 2020, 07:32:43 AM »
When mercury sulfide decomposes,  does it form Hg(l) + S8?   Or Hg(l) + S(s)  ?

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Re: Decompositiin of mercury sulfide
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2020, 08:14:34 AM »
Sulphur S as element is found as a molecule of 8 amputations, written as S8.

In an equation its normally ok to use S even it is S8. You can also write 1/8 S8 to be on the safe side.

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