Orange or red crystalline mass. Potassium sulfide has been used for staining and coloring bronze and other metals. It is also used as a photographic toner.
Synonyms and Related Terms
liver of sulfur; potassium monosulfide; dipotassium sulfide; potash sulfurated; hepar sulfuris; potassium sulphide (Br.)
Soluble in water, ethanol, glycerol. Insoluble in ether. Aqueous solutions are alkaline. Deliquescent in air; darkens with age.
|Molecular Weight||mol. wt. = 110.3|
Hazards and Safety
Flammable, dangerous fire risk, may ignite spontaneously.
Contact causes irritation and may cause corrosion. Toxic by ingestion.