Sulfur

By-Mary Morgan Smith

Basic Information

atomic #-16

atomic symbol-S

atomic mass-28.086 amu

# of protons,newtrons, electrons-16

group-16

period-3

Uses

Sulfur has many different uses but a few examples are...

-matches

-gun powder

-medicines

-thiamine-vitamin b-skin and hair

-biotin-vitamin b-skin and hair

-sulfur is a great source of protein


Some froms of Sulfur are used in...

-skin care products

-hair products

-nail care

-twizzlers

-mars moon

Physical Properties

-non-metal

-yellow

-2.07g/cm3 density

-112.8°C

-444.6°C

-soild

-orderless

-brittle

Discovery

There is no known discover of date when Sulfur was found or created. But it goes all the way back to the ancients with an unknown discover.

Today


The majority of the Sulfur produced today is obtained from underground deposits, usually found in conjunction with salt deposits, with a process known as the Frasch process.


Sulfur is found in volcanic regions as a deposit formed by the emission of hydrogen sulfide, followed by aerial oxidation to the element. Underground deposits of sulfur associated with salt domes in limestone rock provide a substantial portion of the world’s supply of the element. These domes are located in the Louisiana swamplands of the USA and offshore in the Gulf of Mexico.