Tin(IV) sulfide

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Tin(IV) sulfide, also known as stannic sulfide, is a chemical compound. Its chemical formula is SnS2. It has tin and sulfide ions in it. The tin is in its +4 oxidation state.

Properties[change | change source]

Tin(IV) sulfide is a gold-colored or brown solid. It reacts with strong acids to make hydrogen sulfide.

Preparation[change | change source]

Tin(IV) sulfide is made by reacting hydrogen sulfide with tin(IV) compounds such as tin(IV) chloride.

Uses[change | change source]

It is used as a decorative coating because of its color. This coating is known as mosaic gold.

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