Talk:Hydrogen sulfide

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 Definition A chemical compound with the formula H2S, which is a colorless, highly toxic, flammable gas with a characteristic foul odor. [d] [e]

This article was created from scratch

WP has an article of the same name. However, this one was written from scratch.

I know that the foul odor of hydrogen sulfide is commonly referred to as the odor of rotten eggs. I did not include that description because I doubt that any more than perhaps 1 or 2 percent of the population has ever smelled a rotten egg. For example, I am 85+ years old and I have never smelled any rotten eggs. Have any of you actually smelled rotten eggs?

Having spent years working in oil refineries, I know what hydrogen sulfide actually smells like ... but I don't know if that is the same odor as would be emitted from rotten eggs. Milton Beychok 05:55, 3 March 2011 (UTC)

This article could use additional content

This is a developing article (status 2) and it could very probably benefit from additional content and additional sections. But it is a good start and we needed an article on this subject. Please feel free to edit or expand it. Milton Beychok 05:59, 3 March 2011 (UTC)