The Silver Sulfur
Not Just stinky rotten eggs
Discovered long ago from an unknown person or peoples.
Origin of name from Sanskrit word “sulvere” which means “sulfur".
Sulfur in genesis was known as brimstone.
It was found in Assyrian texts more referred to as “product of the riverside”.
A tribe destroyed an enemy’s wall by using sulfur.
Antoine Lavoisier was the first person to realize sulfur was an actual element(1777).
- odorless, brittle solid. Pale yellow in color.
- atomiic number-16
- Atomic weight-32.065
- color- Pale Yellow
- Classifictaion- Non-Metallic
- Insoluble in water but soluble in carbon disulphide.
- Found in gunpowder.
- Batteries for cars and such.
- Natural rubber.
- Found in paper products.
Used as medicine in China Egypt and Greece thousands of years ago to treat ringworm, acne, eczema, psoriasis and scabies.
- Bible calls sulfur by the name brimstone.
- Hot Springs and Valcanos all over the world inhabibit Sulfur .
- Insoluble in water
- Melting point- 239.38 °F
Boiling Point- 832.5 °F
Density of solid- 1960 kg
Free element near volcanos and hot springs .
Found in other minerals such as Cinnabar and Galena.
present in natural gas and oils.
Found in meteorites.
Jupiter’s moon crater deposit for sulphur.
Minor constituent in body fats/fluids.
Key figure in proteins.
Key to structural skeleton.