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S - Sulphur

Sulphur

 Sulphur 
S
Atomic Number: 16
Atomic Weight: 32.06
Element Type: Non-Metal
Crystal Structure: Orthorhombic
Melting Point: 115.21°C = 239.378°F = 388.36 K
Boiling Point: 444.6°C = 832.28°F = 717.75 K
Critical Temp: 1041.0°C = 1905.8°F = 1314.15 K
Atomic Radius: 1.09 Å (Å = Angstrom = 10-10 m)
Covalent Radius: 1.02 Å
Electronegativity: 2.58

History

(Sanskrit, sulvere; L. sulpur) Known to the ancients; referred to in Genesis asbrimstone.


Sources

Sulfur is found in meteorites. R.W. Wood suggests that the dark area near the craterAristarchus is a sulfur deposit.

Sulfur occurs native in the vicinity of volcanos and hot springs. It is widelydistributed in nature as iron pyrites, galena, sphalerite, cinnabar, stibnite, gypsum,epsom salts, celestite, barite, etc.







Science Quote

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Albert Einstein
(1879-1955)





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