H2S + 3 CuO H2O + SO2 + 3 Cu

This is an acid-base reaction (neutralization): H2S is an acid, CuO is a base.

This is an oxidation-reduction (redox) reaction:

3 CuII + 6 e- 3 Cu0 (reduction)

S-II - 6 e- SIV (oxidation)

CuO is an oxidizing agent, H2S is a reducing agent.

Reactants:

  • H2SHydrogen sulfide source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04source: NIOSH NPG, accessed: 2019-09-02
    • Other names: Dihydrogen monosulfide source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02, Dihydrogen sulfide source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02, Sewer gas source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02source: NIOSH NPG, accessed: 2019-09-02
    • Appearance: Colorless gas source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27; Colourless compressed liquefied gas with characteristic odour of rotten eggs source: ICSC, accessed: 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: 2019-09-02
  • CuOCopper(II) oxide source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02
    • Other names: Cupric oxide source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02, Copper monoxide source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02, Copper oxide source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02
    • Appearance: Black to brown powder source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27

Products:

  • H2OWater, oxidane source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27
    • Other names: Water (H2O) source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27, Hydrogen hydroxide (HH or HOH) source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27, Hydrogen oxide source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27
    • Appearance: White crystalline solid, almost colorless liquid with a hint of blue, colorless gas source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27
  • SO2Sulfur dioxide source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-28source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02source: NIOSH NPG, accessed: 2019-09-02
    • Other names: Sulfurous anhydride source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-28source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04, Sulphur dioxide source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02, Sulfurous acid anhydride source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02source: NIOSH NPG, accessed: 2019-09-02
    • Appearance: Colorless gas source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-28; Colourless gas or compressed liquefied gas with pungent odour source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04; Colorless gas with a characteristic, irritating, pungent odor. [Note: A liquid below 14°F. Shipped as a liquefied compressed gas.] source: NIOSH NPG, accessed: 2019-09-02
  • Cu
    • Names: Copper source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-07source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04, Copper (dusts and mists, as Cu) source: NIOSH NPG, accessed: 2019-09-02, Cu source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-07
    • Appearance: Solid in various forms. turns green on exposure to moist air source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04; Reddish, lustrous, malleable, odorless solid. source: NIOSH NPG, accessed: 2019-09-02