The name 'sulfur' either comes from the Sanskrit word sulvere or the Latin word sulfurium. It is also referred to as brimstone, which means burning stone, in the Genesis. It is also one of the mostly found elements today.
Sulfur is mentioned about 15 times in the bible and is known for destroying Sodom and Gomorrah.
There are only four of eleven isotopes that are not radioactive and are found naturally.
Sulfur is a combustible element. While lit on fire the flame turns purple in color.
Sulfur has 16 protons, 16 electrons, and 16 neutrons. It also has a mass of about 32. It also has a mass of 32.065, rounded up to a more simpler amount of 32.
While sulfur is set on fire the flame takes on a blueish- purple tint.
Mount Etna is a mountain in Sicily where sulfur was mainly mined.
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