Sulfur with the chemical symbol S is the name of a chemical element that is in the sixth group (VIA) and the third period is the periodic table of the elements. The element is in the oxygen family before it is phosphorus, followed by chlorine, at the top of that oxygen and lowered by selenium. Its chemical symbol is S and its atomic number is 16. The exploration of this element dates back to history.
Sulfur is a chemical that odorless with no taste and a multiplicity that is most commonly known as yellow crystals in sulfide and sulfate minerals. Sulfur is an important element for all living organisms, for example, the presence of sulfur in the structure of amino acids and proteins. This element is used primarily in fertilizers but is also used extensively in gunpowder, laxatives, matches, and insecticides.
Characteristics of Sulfur Pastilles
The appearance of this navel is pale yellow, which is very light and soft. This element has a specific smell when combined with hydrogen, which is similar to the odor of egg. Sulfur is burned with a burning blue flame and a strange odor (see the opposite image). Sulfur does not dissolve in water but dissolves in carbon disulfide (sulfur-carbon).
Sulfur is a free and hybrid source of many uses but is most commonly used to make chemical compounds and intermediate products in the industrial cycle. The most consumed sulfur in previous years was agriculture and phosphate fertilizers.
- Sulfur is one of the components of gunpowder.
- Sulfur is also used for rubber welding.
- Sulfur is used as a fungus eliminator, as well as disinfectants and fertilizers.
- Sulfur is also used to prepare sulfuric acid.
- Sulfur is also used to make several types of paper, bleaching agent and as an electric insulator.