Balance the equation for the disproportionation of sulfur into sulfide and thiosulfate (symbol in attachment) in base. Determine if the reaction spontaneous.
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In basic medium, the disproportionation of elemental sulfur into sulfide can be given as below:
4S + 4H2O SO42- + 3HS- + 5H+
This reaction occurs in basic medium.
whereas sulfide gives thiosulfate as shown below:
SO42- + HS- + H+ S2O32- + H2O
This reaction is more favorable in the acidic ...
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