Sulfur Element 30 grams 99.999%
- Set of 1 Sulfur Element
- Sulfur occurs natively in the vicinity of volcanoes and hot springs
- SKU# S30
- Sulfur is Atomic Element No. 16 on the periodic table of elements. Sulfur is pale yellow, odorless, brittle solid, which is insoluble in water.
- Sulfur occurs natively in the vicinity of volcanoes and hot springs. It is widely distributed in nature as iron pyrites, galena, sphalerite, cinnabar, stibnite, gypsum, epsom salts, celestite, barite, etc. Sulfur is commercially recovered from wells sunk into the salt domes along the Gulf Coast of the U.S. Using the Frasch process heated water is forced into the wells to melt the sulfur, which is then brought to the surface. Sulfur also occurs in natural gas and petroleum crudes and must be removed from these products. Formerly this was done chemically, which wasted the sulfur; new processes now permit recovery. Large amounts of sulfur are being recovered from Alberta gas fields.
- Sulfur is a component of black gunpowder, and is used in the vulcanization of natural rubber and a fungicide. It is also used extensively in making phosphatic fertilizers. A tremendous tonnage is used to produce sulfuric acid, the most important manufactured chemical. It is used to make sulfite paper and other papers, to fumigate fumigant, and to bleach dried fruits. The element is a good insulator. Sulfur is essential to life. It is a minor constituent of fats, body fluids, and skeletal minerals.
|Maximum Operating Temperature (F)||176|
|Magnetization Direction||Not Applicable|