Mercaptan vs Hydrosulfide - What's the difference?

mercaptan | hydrosulfide |


In context|chemistry|lang=en terms the difference between mercaptan and hydrosulfide

is that mercaptan is (chemistry) any of a class of organic compounds of sulphur, ( r1sr2 ); they tend to be foul-smelling when r2 is a hydrogen atom, they are termed thiols or thioalcohols while hydrosulfide is (chemistry) the hs- anion.

As nouns the difference between mercaptan and hydrosulfide

is that mercaptan is (chemistry) any of a class of organic compounds of sulphur, ( r1sr2 ); they tend to be foul-smelling when r2 is a hydrogen atom, they are termed thiols or thioalcohols while hydrosulfide is (chemistry) any compound formally derived from hydrogen sulfide by replacing one hydrogen atom with a metal or other radical; a thiol or mercaptan.

mercaptan

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (chemistry) Any of a class of organic compounds of sulphur, ( R1.S.R2 ); they tend to be foul-smelling. When R2 is a hydrogen atom, they are termed thiols or thioalcohols.
  • hydrosulfide

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    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (chemistry) any compound formally derived from hydrogen sulfide by replacing one hydrogen atom with a metal or other radical; a thiol or mercaptan
  • (chemistry) the HS- anion
  • Alternative forms

    *hydrosulphide