Disulfur dinitride

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Disulfur dinitride is a chemical compound. Its chemical formula is S2N2. It contains sulfur in its +3 oxidation state. It also contains nitride ions.

Properties[change | change source]

Disulfur dinitride is a colorless crystalline solid. It is explosive, similar to tetrasulfur tetranitride. It easily evaporates. It does not dissolve in water. It turns back into tetrasulfur tetranitride when exposed to water.

Preparation[change | change source]

Disulfur dinitride is made by reacting silver with tetrasulfur tetranitride. This makes some silver(I) sulfide, which is a catalyst. This reaction happens in a vacuum (not the one used to clean floors).

Uses[change | change source]

It reacts with some chemical compounds that are acids.

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