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
- Black gunpowder
- Treatments for skin diseases
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
Compounds with sulfur
- sulfuric acid
- sulfuric acid
- hydroelectric acid
- sulfur trioxide
- sulfur dioxide
- 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.