Sulfur

S    Atomic#=16    Atomic mass= 32.065

The name sulfur has its roots in the Latin word sulfurium. It is the Latin rendition of Brimstone and burning stone.

Sulfur displays three allotropic forms: orthorhombic, monoclinic, and amorphous. It can be found in hot springs, meteorites, volcanoes, galena, gypsum, Epsom salt and barite.

Sulfur is yellow, odorless and brittle.

Its melting point is 388.36 K(239.38 degrees Fahrenheit or 115.21 degrees Celsius).

The boiling point is 717.75 K(832.28 degrees Fahrenheit or 444.60 degrees Celsius).

Its density is 2.067 grams per cubic centimeter.

It is the sixteenth most abundant element in Earths crust which is .05%.

Sulfur is used for sulfuric acid. Large amounts of sulfuric acid, are used each year to make fertilizers, lead-acid batteries and in many industrial processes. Smaller amounts of sulfur are used to vulcanize natural rubbers.

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