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Subject - Inorganic Chemistry

Inorganic sulfides are salts of hydrogen sulfide. Hydrogen sulfides containing the anion HS are different from sulfides with the anion S2. However, non-metallic compounds with sulfur are also defined as sulfides, e.g. phosphorous sulfides.

Subject - Organic Chemistry

Organic sulfides are analogues of ether (thioether) which can be seen as disubstituted derivatives of H2S.

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