• Name: Sulfur

  • Symbol: S

  • Number of Energy Levels: 3

  • Electrons on the outer energy level: 6

  • Atomic Number: 16

  • Atomic Mass: 32.066 Amu

  • Protons / Electrons: 16

  • Neutrons: 16

  • Density: 2.07 g/cm3

  • Classification: Non-metal

Top 13 interesting facts about Sulful

  • Sulfur is known to man kind since ancient times.
  • Its name derives from the Latin word "sulfur" which means "brimston"e.
  • It has many uses but the most important are in fertilizer production, sulfuric acid production, matches production, gunpowder, and medicines production.
  • Sulfur melting point is at 112.8 °C (385.95 K, 235.04001 °F) and its boiling point at 444.6 °C (717.75 K, 832.28 °F).
  • Sulfur is the 10th most common element in the universe, the 17th in the Earth crust, the 6th in the seawater, and the 8th in human body.
  • At room temperature sulfur is a yellow element, solid, and in crystalline form.
  • Sulfur is not soluble in water.
  • Pure sulfur is odorless but its compounds have a very strong smell.
  • When burns, sulfur makes a blue flame and forms sulfur dioxide.
  • Elemental sulfur can be found naturally and it is known from ancient times. It was used as fumigant, medicinal drugs, etc.
  • Elemental sulfur can be found around hot springs and volcanic areas.
  • Sulfur is obtained from natural gas and petroleum production.
  • Today, sulfur is mainly used as a fertilizer and for obtaining sulfuric acid.
  • Sulfur is also used in rubber vulcanization.
  • Sulfur is an essential element for all life.
  • Sulfur has 25 isotopes, four of these are stable isotopes; S-32, S-33, S-34, and S-36.
  • Sulfur is created in stars, only in massive stars and at a great temperature, by the fusion of a nucleus of silicon and one nucleus of helium.