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Sulfur at Chemical Elements.com
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Basic Information

Name: Sulfur
Symbol: S
Atomic Number: 16
Atomic Mass: 32.066 amu
Melting Point: 112.8 °C (385.95 K, 235.04001 °F)
Boiling Point: 444.6 °C (717.75 K, 832.28 °F)
Number of Protons/Electrons: 16
Number of Neutrons: 16
Classification: Non-metal
Crystal Structure: Orthorhombic
Density @ 293 K: 2.07 g/cm3
Color: yellow
British Spelling: Sulphur
IUPAC Spelling: Sulfur

Atomic Structure

[Bohr Model of Sulfur]  
Number of Energy Levels: 3

    First Energy Level: 2
    Second Energy Level: 8
    Third Energy Level: 6


Isotope Half Life
S-3587.2 days


Date of Discovery: Known to the ancients
Discoverer: Unknown
Name Origin: From the Latin word sulfur (brimstone)
Uses: matches, gunpowder, medicines
Obtained From: naturally

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  1. Healthworld Online - Sulfur
    • Contains an "Introduction to Tungsten", among other things
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