hydrogen sulfide

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Toxic, flammable, colorless gas that smells like rotten eggs. Hydrogen sulfide may be created by decay of organic matter or obtained as a byproduct of refining carbonaceous fuels such as natural gas, crude oil, and coal. As an atmospheric pollutant, hydrogen sulfide blackens lead pigments, and tarnishes silver.
hydrogen sulfide
Accepted term: 15-Jul-2024