Connecting Chemistry


Atomic symbol: S
Atomic number: 16
Atomic mass: 32.06

Appearance: bright, yellow crystalline solid at 25°C

Group: 16
Period: 3
Series: Reactive nonmetal
Block: p
Electron configuration: 1s² 2s² 2p⁶ 3s² 3p⁴

Also spelt ‘sulphur’.

Burns with a blue flame.

Highly abundant, existing in many forms and isotopes.

Fun Fact! Sulfur compounds are why onions make you cry.