Is sulfur hexafluoride toxic?
Sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) is inert, not poisonous, and can affect the sound of your voice when inhaled in small quantities (Again, don't try this at home!). When SF6 is inhaled, the pitch of a person's voice drops dramatically.
Sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) is an inorganic, colorless, odorless, non-flammable, extremely potent greenhouse gas, which is an excellent electrical insulator.
- It is an extremely good electrical insulator, much better than air, thus it is widely used in the electric power industry as an insulating gas in electrical transmission and distribution equipment, such as circuit breakers and switchgear.
- Layman's explanation: Sulfur hexafluoride was discovered in the 1950s by scientists who had just recently isolated the similar compound of SF4. Sulfur hexafluoride is a colorless, odorless, nontoxic, nonflammable, and noncorrosive gas at room temperature.
- What is the density at STP of the gas sulfur hexafluoride, SF6.
What is the molar mass of (NH4)2CO3.
Updated: 2nd October 2019