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Can H2S act as both oxidizing as well as reducing agent?

Can H2S act as both oxidizing as well as reducing agent?

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Arun
25758 Points
3 years ago
Dear Abhishek
 
In H2S the oxidation state of sulphur is -2 so it can lose electrons to attain +4 and +6 oxidation state but it can not gain the electrons. Therefore, H2S act as reducing agent only. 
 
Regards
Arun (askIITians Forum expert)
 
 

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