4 Ag + H2SO4 4 AgO + H2S

This is an oxidation-reduction (redox) reaction:

SVI + 8 e- S-II (reduction)

4 Ag0 - 8 e- 4 AgII (oxidation)

H2SO4 is an oxidizing agent, Ag is a reducing agent.

Reactants:

  • Ag
    • Names: Silver source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-07source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04, Ag source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-07, Element 47 source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-07
    • Appearance: White metal. turns dark on exposure to ozone, hydrogen sulfide or sulfur source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04
  • H2SO4Sulfuric acid source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-07source: NIOSH NPG, accessed on: 2019-09-02
    • Other names: Oil of vitriol source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-07source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04source: NIOSH NPG, accessed on: 2019-09-02, Sulfuric acid, concentrated (> 51% and < 100%) source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04, H2SO4 source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-07
    • Appearance: Clear, colorless liquid source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27; Odourless colourless oily hygroscopic liquid source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04; Colorless to dark-brown, oily, odorless liquid. [Note: Pure compound is a solid below 51°F. Often used in an aqueous solution.] source: NIOSH NPG, accessed on: 2019-09-02

Products:

  • AgOSilver(I,III) Oxide source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27
    • Other names: Silver(I,III) oxide source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02, Silver peroxide source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02, Argentic oxide source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02
    • Appearance: Grey-black powder | diamagnetic source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27
  • H2SHydrogen sulfide source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04source: NIOSH NPG, accessed on: 2019-09-02
    • Other names: Dihydrogen monosulfide source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02, Dihydrogen sulfide source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02, Sewer gas source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-02source: NIOSH NPG, accessed on: 2019-09-02
    • Appearance: Colorless gas source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27; Colourless compressed liquefied gas with characteristic odour of rotten eggs source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04; Colorless gas with a strong odor of rotten eggs. [Note: Sense of smell becomes rapidly fatigued & can NOT be relied upon to warn of the continuous presence of H2S. Shipped as a liquefied compressed gas.] source: NIOSH NPG, accessed on: 2019-09-02