Sulfur

16
S
32.066(6)

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Properties

Symbol Name Atomic Number Atomic Weight Group Number
S Sulfur 16 32.066(6) 16

Description

Standard State: solid at 298 K
Color: lemon yellow

Sulfur occurs in the area where volcanoes and hot springs appear.  Sulfur also has been used in large quantities to produce sulfuric acid.  Sulfur is a good electrical insulator.  Sulfuric dioxide is one of the worst contaminants, and it is a leading cause of air pollution.