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Merger with thiosulfate ion[edit]

I don't know where I should actually put this, but I'd say, merge, or more accurately, put the stuff from the other article into this one. "Thiosulfate" implies that it's an ion already. ~GMH talk to me 01:57, 7 March 2007 (UTC)

I don't see why the articles were created separately to begin with. Someone probably didn't search before making the second. Definitely needs to be merged. Bfesser 02:34, 7 March 2007 (UTC)
Agreed. --Freiddie 20:17, 27 May 2007 (UTC)


The structure and ball-and-stick pictures differ in one of the "one and a half" bonds, it should be between an oxygen and sulfur atoms, not between the two sulfur atoms, right?

There's some delocalisation across all the bonds. But, as far as I remember (I'll check), the S-S bond is closer to a single bond than a double bond in length. If this is indeed the case, I'll provide a new image.
Ben (talk)


The refraction demonstration experiment reference doesn't make sense. It probably should be referring Rayleigh scattering, or suchlike. Anyway, here's a random informal citation.

"This reaction may be used to generate a temporary aqueous suspension of particles and demonstrate the Rayleigh scattering of light in physics. If white light is shone from below, blue light is seen from sideways and orange from above, due to the same mechanisms that color the sky at mid-day and dusk."

Can we get a picture of this? RJFJR (talk) 17:40, 9 November 2009 (UTC)


At the beginning of the article, thiosulfate is said to occur in hot springs, whereas at the end it says "restricted to the very rare mineral sidpietersite". Both are true. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Afisch80 (talkcontribs) 22:43, 13 August 2008 (UTC)

Removing the "Kraft Paper" reference, has nothing to do with Thiosulfate[edit]

There is no reference to thiosulfate in the Kraft Paper Wiki, Kraft Process notes sulfate plus carbon heated to high temperature makes sodium sulfide and CO2. Photography doesn't use Hyposulfite, just Hypo as Sulfite itself is used separately (Sulfite reduces spent Hydroquinone in the developer.) Adding reference and Sodium thiosulfate. These references note the Metal Complex capability, Medicinal uses, and other chemistry of Thiosulfate.

Shjacks45 (talk) 19:23, 5 April 2014 (UTC)

Oxidation states[edit]

The assignment of oxidation states for the S atoms seems to be under debate and the given states ("The external sulfur has an oxidation state of (−II) while the central sulfur atom has oxidation number as (+VI).") seem to be the least favored. A note to this ambiguity is suggested until consensus of assignment is reached. The following discussion provides references but might be outdated.[1] — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:33, 11 December 2017 (UTC)