Sulfur Dioxide

Authored by: Pradyot Patnaik

Handbook of Environmental Analysis

Print publication date:  August  2017
Online publication date:  August  2017

Print ISBN: 9781498745611
eBook ISBN: 9781315151946
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9781315151946-127

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Abstract

Formula: SO2; MW 64.06; CAS [7446-09-5]; a major air pollutant; produced when soft coals, oils, and automobile fuels burn; used as a fumigating and bleaching agent; colorless gas with a strong suffocating odor; liquefies at −10°C; solidifies at −72°C; soluble in water (8.5% at 25°C), alcohol, ether, and chloroform; highly toxic and a strong irritant.

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