Selenium disulfide

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The composition of selenium disulfide

Selenium disulfide, also known as selenious disulfide, selenous disulfide, or selenium(IV) disulfide is a chemical compound. Its formula should be SeS2. It contains selenium in its +4 oxidation state. It also contains sulfide ions.

Properties[change | edit source]

Selenium sulfide is a poorly known chemical compound. Sometimes it has more selenium, sometimes it has more sulfur. It is an orange solid.

Preparation[change | edit source]

Selenium sulfide can be made by heating selenium and sulfur.

Uses[change | edit source]

It is used to kill fungi that make dandruff in hair. It can also be used to treat fungal (from fungi) skin infections.

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