What is the name for the covalent compound whose chemical formula is #H_2S#?

1 Answer
Jan 7, 2016


Hydrogen sulfide.


Hydrogen sulfide (or sulphide) is a covalent compound with the chemical formula #H_2S#. Each molecule of hydrogen sulfide contains a central sulfur atom bonded to two hydrogen atoms.

Under standard temperature and pressure conditions, it exists as a gas. Unfortunately for us, this gas is quite toxic. It is often produced by volcanoes and contributes to acid rain.