Disulfides are compounds that have S ¬ S bonds, like peroxides have O ¬ O bonds. Thiols are organic compounds
that have the general formula R ¬ SH, where R is a generic
hydrocarbon. The SH- ion is the sulfur counterpart of
hydroxide, OH-. Two thiols can react to make a disulfide,
R ¬ S ¬ S ¬ R.
(b) What is the oxidation state of sulfur in a disulfide?
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