Sulfur

Kayla Thompson

Element Sulfur

Atomic number- 16

Mass number- 32.065

Protons- 16

Neutrons- 16

Electrons- 16

Density- 1.96 G/cm3

Isotopes- 23

States of Matter

Sulfur is a bright yellow stone when it reaches 239.4 degrees Fahrenheit it melts and turns to liquid. It is a very flammable liquid when it is burnt it forms into a toxic gas that is very harmful to our lungs. At room temperature (22 degrees Celsius) is a solid. At 444.72 degrees Celsius sulfur boils.

Uses of Sulfur

Sulfur can be found in...


  • Black gunpowder
  • Fireworks
  • Rubber
  • Matches
  • Fertilizers
  • Treatments for skin diseases
Sulfur is a non-metal element it doesn't conduct electricity, but it is malleable. it reacts with air, halogens, acids, and under certain conditions water. On Mohs scale of harness it is 1.5-2.5.
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To find element S or Sulfur go to row 3 on the right side and go to column for and you will see a S with a 16 on the top.

Early time of Sulfur

Sulfur was found 2000 Bc in the ancient times. There is no written record of how it was found or who found it. In the early ages they used it for oils and dyes.

Compounds with sulfur

  • sulfuric acid
  • sulfuric acid
  • hydroelectric acid
  • sulfur trioxide
  • sulfur dioxide
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Interesting Facts

  • One of Jupiters moons appears yellow due to high amounts of sulfur in it.
  • China, USA, Canada, and Russia produce the most amounts of sulfur
  • In Latin Sulfur means to burn
  • Sulfur is the tenth most abundant element in the universe
  • Sulfur makes up almost 3% of the earths mass, that is enough sulfur to make two more moons
  • A 150-pound human has about 140 g of sulfur in his body.
  • Sulfur dioxide is found in air pollution at atmospheric levels and in acid rain.
  • In both plants and animals, sulfur is necessary for building amino acids for the formation of proteins, enzymes, and more.
  • Sulfur is also present in many meteorites.
  • Sulfur is often found on Earth near the edges of volcanoes and hot springs.
  • Sulfur is created inside large stars at extreme temperatures when a nucleus of helium fuses with a nucleus of silicon.
  • It is vital for living organisms.
  • Sulfur occurs naturally as an element but can also be found in a number of compounds and minerals.