Sulfur (S)

History

Antoine Lavoisier convinced the rest of the scientific community that sulfur was an element in 1777.

Uses

  • lead acid batteries
  • natural rubbers
  • fertilizers

Properties

  • yellow
  • odorless
  • brittle

pyrite FeS2

celestite SrSO4

stibnite Sb2S3

atomic number- 16

atomic mass- 32

protons- 16

nuetrons-16

electrons- 16

valence electrons- 6

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Group properties

  • 6 valence electrons
  • non-malleable
  • all are solids except oxygen
  • do not conduct heat or electricity
Pyrite FeS2

ionic

Fe- 46.55%

S-53.45%

S-uper cool

U-gly

L-ovely

F-unky yellow

U-nique

R-adical

Synthetic reaction

2S(s) + 3O2(g) ——> 2SO3(g)

S-O

2-3

SO-S

2-2

O-SO

3-2