A solution of Nickel (III) acetate reacts with a solution of hydrogen sulfide to produce Nickel (III) sulfide and acetic acid. Write the balanced chemical equation.
The reaction involves nickel(III) acetate reacting with hydrogen sulfide to give nickel(III) sulfide and acetic acid. The balanced chemical equation for the same is:
`2Ni(CH_3COO)_3 + 3H_2S -> Ni_2S_3 + 6CH_3COOH`
Nickel (III) acetate reacts with a hydrogen sulfide in solution to produce the dark brown precipitate of Dinickel tri sulphide, or simply Nickel (III) sulfide and acetic acid. The balanced chemical equation for the reaction is:
2(CH3CO2)3Ni + 3H2S = Ni2S3 + 6CH3CO2H
Being one of the most insoluble salts of Nickel, conversion to dinickel trisulfide (Ni2S3) constitutes a very useful step in the extraction of the metal from its various ores and soluble salts. Ni2S3 is then roasted in air to give nickel oxide, NiO (+2 state), which, in turn, is reduced with carbon to obtain the metal. Ni2S3 also finds use as a catalyst.