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Hepatic Air Definition


Hydrogen Sulfide

Hydrogen sulfide goes by many other names, such as sulfane, sulfuretted hydrogen, sulfur hydride, sour gas, sulfurated hydrogen, hydrosulfuric acid, sewer gas, and stink dam. It is responsible for the 'rotten egg' odor.

Ben Mills

Definition: Hepatic air is a deprecated term for the compound hydrogen sulfide, H2S.

Hepatic air was the gas associated with the 'rotten egg' smell of burning sulfur.

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