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All About Sulfur!

Whats Sulfur?

is a chemical element with the symbol S and atomic number 16. It is in the non-metal's.The mass of this element is 32.065 Sulfur is known as the 10th most abundant element in the universe. It has been known since ancient time. Sulfur is in the group 16 and in period 3. This element is utilized in the creation of sulfuric acid. & is apart of the noble gases group.

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Sulfur is an odorless, tasteless, light yellow solid. It is a reactive element that given favorable circumstances combines with all other elements except gases, gold, and platinum. Sulfur appears in a number of different allotropic modifications: rhombic, monoclinic, polymeric, and others. The rhombic structure is the most commonly found sulfur form. There are other kinds of sulfur to such as, orthorhombic, monoclinic and amorphous forms of sulfur.

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What are some uses for Sulfur?

These are used in different industries. The element is used in the creation of steel and rubber. It is also included in the production of inorganic chemicals, matches, fumigants and glass. It is also used in explosives, cement, animal feed and adhesives. Fertilizers are also used. Producers of slat blocks, soil amendments, petroleum and sugar refining also use them.

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From the Sanskrit word sulvere and the Latin word sulphurium

What other elements does it react to?

It can react to these below:

Reaction of sulfur with air

Sulphur burns in air to form the gaseous dioxide sulphur(IV) oxide, SO2.

S8(s) + 8O2(g) → 8SO2(g)

Reaction of sulfur with water

Sulphur does not react with water under normal conditions.

Reaction of sulfur with the halogens

Sulphur racts with all the halogens upon heating.

Sulphur reacts with fluorine, F2, and burns to form the hexafluoride sulphur(VI) fluoride.

S8(s) + 24F2(g) → 8SF6(l) [orange]

Molten sulphur reacts with molten sulphur to form disulphur dichloride, S2Cl2. This apparently smells dreadfully. With excess chlorine and in the presence of a catalyst, such as FeCl3, Snl4, etc., it is possible to make a mixture containing an equilibrium mixture of red sulphur(II) chloride, SCl2, and disulphur dichloride, S2Cl2

S8 + 4Cl2 → 4S2Cl2(l) [orange]

S2Cl2(l) + Cl2 ⇌ 2SCl2(l) [dark red]

Reaction of sulfur with acids

Sulphur does not react with dilute non-oxidizing acids.

Reaction of sulfur with bases

Sulphur reacts with hot aqueous potassium hydroxide, KOH, to form sulphide and thiosulphate species.

S8(s) + 6KOH(aq) → 2K2S3 + K2S2O3 + 3H2O(l)