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Sulfate vs. Sulfide

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Sulfatenoun

(organic chemistry) Any ester of sulfuric acid.

Sulfidenoun

Any compound of sulfur and a metal or other electropositive element or group.

Sulfatenoun

(inorganic chemistry) Any salt of sulfuric acid.

Sulfidenoun

a compound of sulphur and some other element that is more electropositive

Sulfateverb

To treat something with sulfuric acid, a sulfate, or with sulfur dioxide.

Sulfide

Sulfide (British English also sulphide) is an inorganic anion of sulfur with the chemical formula S2− or a compound containing one or more S2− ions. Solutions of sulfide salts are corrosive.

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Sulfateverb

(of a lead-acid battery) To accumulate a deposit of lead sulfate.

Sulfatenoun

a salt or ester of sulphuric acid

Sulfate

The sulfate or sulphate ion is a polyatomic anion with the empirical formula SO2−4. Salts, acid derivatives, and peroxides of sulfate are widely used in industry.

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