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Mustard Gas. By:Taralah Washington. The History of Mustard Gas. Frederick Guthrie. Mustard gas was synthesized by Frederick Guthrie in 1860. Many people say that it was developed as early as 1822 by Depretz V. Meyer.

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Mustard gas

Mustard Gas

By:Taralah Washington



Frederick guthrie
Frederick Guthrie

  • Mustard gas was synthesized by Frederick Guthrie in 1860.

  • Many people say that it was developed as early as 1822 by Depretz V. Meyer.

  • It was so powerful that only small amounts had to be added to high explosive shells to be effective.



Physical properties
Physical Properties

  • Mustard gas is colorless .

  • It is an oily liquid.

  • It is heavier than water and it is normally odorless but may have a mustard or garlic like smell.

  • The melting point is 13 to 14 degrees Celsius.

  • The boiling point is 215 to 217 degrees Celsius.



Chemical properties
Chemical Properties

  • The chemical formula is C4H8Cl2S .

  • The chemical name is sulfide.

  • Its molecular weight is 159.07g/mol.

  • Another name for mustard gas is sulfur mustard.


The uses of mustard gas
The Uses of Mustard Gas

  • It was first used by the German army against Canadian soldiers in 1917.

  • Mustard Gas is used as chemical warfare.

  • Mustard gas can be placed in rockets, bombs or explosive shells.

  • It can be used as liquid or vapor.

  • Heavy reduces the toxic in mustard gas.


The effects of mustard gas
The Effects of Mustard Gas

  • Being exposed to mustard gas leads to a slow and painful death.

  • It also causes cancer.

  • Mustard gas attacks white blood cells and and breaks down your bone marrow.

  • When tested on mice it caused lung tumors.


Bibliography
Bibliography

  • http://www.bris.ac.uk/Depts/Chemistry/MOTM/mustard/mustard.htm

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mustard_gas

  • http://www.inchem.org/documents/pims/chemical/mustardg.htm


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