phosphorus sesquisulfide

[ses-kwi-suhl-fahyd]

noun

(not in scientific use) a yellow, crystalline, flammable substance, P4S3, insoluble in cold water and decomposed by hot water: used chiefly in organic synthesis and in the manufacture of matches.

Nearby words

  1. phosphorous,
  2. phosphorous acid,
  3. phosphorus,
  4. phosphorus 32,
  5. phosphorus pentoxide,
  6. phosphorus trichloride,
  7. phosphorus-32,
  8. phosphoryl group,
  9. phosphorylase,
  10. phosphorylase phosphatase

Origin of phosphorus sesquisulfide


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