Powdered iron is magnetic, but powdered sulfur is not what occurs when they form a mixture in a beaker at room temperature?

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Oct 15, 2016

Answer:

If you mix iron filings and sulfur flowers you get a mixture..........

Explanation:

........a mixture. And in fact, a magnet can separate the iron from the sulfur. Heat the mixture up, however, and a chemical reaction occurs:

#Fe(s)+S(s)rarr FeS(s)#

The iron is oxidized, and the sulfur is reduced, and #FeS# results. #FeS# is distinct chemically from the elements, and is a gray black solid that is not longer magnetic.

If I have missed the point of your question, I apologize.