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Making zinc sulfide?

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Hi, I was wondering if anyone knows how you would go about creating zinc sulfide? I presume adding zinc to copper sulphate will result in zinc sulphate and i'm not all that crazy about smashing up a CRT screen for safety reasons :-(

 

Any advice? :confused:

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usually with the direct reaction of zinc and sulpher as a powder and then heated.

this reaction is Very exothermic and has been used as rocket fuel in the past, so it`s best done outdoors and in small quantities at a time (not more that a gram).

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oh, and Do try to avoid getting it wet especially with acids when you`ve made it, Hydrogen Sulphide gas it quite unpleasant!

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Also, while it's hot make sure it doesn't oxidise in air and give zinc ozide and SO2.

 

If you are trying to get something to glow in the dark then I think the big problem is that the real stuff is made in a rather complicated way to get the best performance.

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