Sulfur

The Silver Sulfur

Not Just stinky rotten eggs

History

  • 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).










Description

  • odorless, brittle solid. Pale yellow in color.
  • atomiic number-16
  • symbol-S
  • Atomic weight-32.065
  • group-16
  • Period-3
  • color- Pale Yellow
  • Classifictaion- Non-Metallic
  • Insoluble in water but soluble in carbon disulphide.

Uses

  • Found in gunpowder.
  • Fertilizers.
  • Batteries for cars and such.
  • Natural rubber.
  • Found in paper products.

Interesting facts

  • 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 .

Properties

  • Insoluble in water
  • Melting point- 239.38 °F
  • Boiling Point- 832.5 °F

  • Density of solid- 1960 kg





Geology Body/Universe

  • 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.


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