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Chemically Speaking: Structure of Mustard Gas

April 25th, 2008 · No Comments ·

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Mustard gas is just one of the sulfur mustards, which in the pure form are odorless, colorless, thick liquids that are not soluble in water. The molecule is soluble in fat, so it can be absorbed through the skin, resulting in the characteristic blisters.

Molecular Formula: C4H8Cl2S

Sulfur Mustard

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