Sulphur (S₈)

Sulphur (S₈)

An odourless, yellow, solid substance, the 16th most common in the Earth´s crust. One of the best known sulphur compounds is pyrite, also known as ´fool´s gold´.

Chemistry

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sulphur, homonuclear molecule, molecule, molecular lattice, octatomic, orthorhombic, monoclinic, amorphous, sulfides, inorganic chemistry, chemistry

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Hydrogen sulphide (H₂S)

A colourless, toxic gas with the characteristic odour of rotten eggs. It occurs in certain mineral waters and spring waters.

Sulphate ion (SO₄²⁻)

A compound ion produced when sulphuric acid releases protons.

Sulphur dioxide (SO₂)

Sulphur dioxide emission is the main cause of acid rains. It is an intermediate product in the production of sulphuric acid.

Sulphur trioxide (SO₃)

One of the oxides of sulphur, forms sulphuric acid with water.

Sulphuric acid (H₂SO₄)

A colourless, viscous liquid, a highly corrosive, strong acid used in several industrial processes.

Sulphurous acid (H₂SO₃)

Colourless, moderate acid, only known in aqueous solution.

Cysteine

An amino acid containing sulphur, one of the amino acids that make up proteins.

Methionine

A sulphur-containing amino acid.

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