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thiosulfate




A salt containing the ion S2O32-, usually prepared by dissolving sulfur in an aqueous sulfite solution. Thiosulfates are mild reducing agents, and form ligand complexes; in acid solution they decompose to give sulfur and sulfur dioxide.

For sodium thiosulfate, see sodium.


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