# Question #7a5cd

Oct 17, 2015

You heat it!

#### Explanation:

Your goal with this reaction is to produce iron(II) sulfide, $\text{FeS}$, by heating a mixture of iron and sulfur.

${\text{Fe"_text((s]) + "S"_text((s]) stackrel(color(red)("heat")color(white)(xx))( -> ) "FeS}}_{\textrm{\left(s\right]}}$

You start by mixing iron and sulfur powder

Once heat is provided to the mixture, the sulfur will melt and it will react with the iron. The reaction is exothermic, which means that iw will give off heat as it progresses.

The reaction will form the black solid iron(II) sulfide, $\text{FeS}$.

Finally, a cool video of the reaction