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Information valid for S-32 unless otherwise noted

Basic Information

Symbol: S
Atomic Number: 16
Mass: 32.066
Melting Point: 112.8 C
Boiling Point: 444.6 C
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

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


Isotope Half Life
S-32 Stable
S-33 Stable
S-34 Stable
S-35 87.2 days
S-36 Stable


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. Sulfotech Research