Chemical elements
    Physical Properties
    Chemical Properties
      Silicon Tetrahydride
      Silicon Tetrafluoride
      Hydrofluosilicic Acid
      Silicon Subfluoride
      Silicon Tetrachloride
      Silicon Tetrabromide
      Silicon Tetra-iodide
      Mixed Halides of Silicon
      Halogen Derivatives of Silico-ethane
      Halogen Derivatives of Silicopropane
      Halogen Derivatives of Silicobutane
      Halogen Derivatives of Silicopentane and Silicohexane
      Silicon Oxychlorides
      Silicon Dioxide
      Silicoformic Anhydride
      Silico-oxalic Acid
      Silicomes-oxalic Acid
      Silicon Disulphide
      Silicon Monosulphide
      Silicon Oxysulphide
      Silicon Thiochloride
      Silicon Thiobromide
      Silicon Chloroitydrosulphide
      Silicon Selenide
      Silicon Tetramide
      Silicon Di-imide
      Silicon Nitrimide
      Siliconitrogen Hydride
      Silicon Nitrides
      Crystalline Silicon Monocarbide
      Silicon Dicarbide
      Silicon Carboxide
      Borides of Silicon
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Silicon Disulphide, SiS2

Silicon Disulphide, SiS2, can be prepared by passing the vapour of carbon disulphide over a heated mixture of silica and carbon, but is best obtained by heating to a red heat an intimate mixture of amorphous silicon with three times its weight of powdered sulphur, and subliming the product under reduced pressure. It is also formed by the dry distillation of the thiochloride:

2SiSCl2 = SiS2 + SiCl4,

and by adding lithium silicide to molten sulphur.

Silicon disulphide forms white silky needles, which may be sublimed in an inert atmosphere, but which burn to silica and sulphur dioxide when heated in air. Moisture decomposes this compound, forming silica and hydrogen sulphide; chlorine forms chlorides of sulphur and silicon; fused sodium sulphide yields sodium thiosilicate, Na2SiS3, so that silicon disulphide, SiS2, is thiosilicic anhydride.

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