Iron Sulfide

Divalent iron sulfide is a black solid, insoluble in water and soluble in acids. Iron sulfide oxidizes in the vicinity of air and turns into hydrated iron sulfate.

Iron sulfide can be obtained by heating iron and sulfur. This chemical reacts with hydrochloric acid and releases hydrogen sulfide.

Molecular mass87.91 g/mol
Melting Point1195 °C
AppearanceBlack and Gray powder


  • Extraction of zinc element from mineral rocks
  • Textile and dyeing industries
  • Water and sewage treatment
  • Production of cosmetic and health products
  • Pharmaceutical industries
  • Cement industries
  • Agriculture
  • Metallurgical and electroplating industries
  • Intermediate chemical


Iron sulfate is usually packed in 25 kg bags.

Chemical Formula

  • FeS

Other names

  • Ferrous Sulfide
  • Black Iron Sulfide

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