Cuprous sulfide

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Description

Dark blue, green, violet or grayish black powder. Cuprous sulfide occurs in nature as the mineral chalcocite. It is used in luminous paints and antifouling paints

Synonyms and Related Terms

copper glance; chalcocite;

Other Properties

Rhombic crystals. Soluble in ammonium hydroxide. Insoluble in water. Decomposed by nitric acid.

Composition Cu2S
Melting Point 1100
Density 5.52-5.82
Molecular Weight mol. wt. = 159.16

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