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Goodbye to S2− in aqueous solution

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New Raman spectra of Na2S dissolved in hyper-concentrated NaOH(aq) and CsOH(aq) cast serious doubt on the widely-assumed existence of S2−(aq). To avoid conceptual and practical problems with sulfide equilibria in numerous applications, S2−(aq) should be expunged from the chemical literature. Thermodynamic databases involving sulfide minerals also need careful revision.

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The article was received on 09 Jan 2018, accepted on 30 Jan 2018 and first published on 30 Jan 2018

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C8CC00187A
Chem. Commun., 2018,54, 1980-1983

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    Goodbye to S2− in aqueous solution

    P. M. May, D. Batka, G. Hefter, E. Königsberger and D. Rowland, Chem. Commun., 2018, 54, 1980
    DOI: 10.1039/C8CC00187A

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