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Empirical formula: S8
a: 12.686 Å
b: 24.336 Å
c: 10.333 Å
α (alpha): 90.00 °
β (beta): 90.00 °
γ (gamma): 90.00 °
Volume: 3190.07 Å3
Space group: Fddd
Calculated density: 1.068 g/cm3
Color: yellow
Z: 8
Temperature: -175.0 °C
Formula weight: 256.528 g/mole
R(F): 0.0230
Rw(F): 0.0250
Crystallographer: J. C. Huffman
Common name: sulfur
Short description: In ancient times, sulfur was called brimstone.
Keyword: meteorite
Keyword: Brimstone
Keyword: Sulfuric Acid
Keyword: Mineral
Layman's explanation: The discoverer of sulfur remains anonymous because of lack of records. However, one can trace back to the discovery of R.W. Wood when he used ultra-violet rays to find a sulfur deposit near the crater of Aristarchus on the moon. Sulfur is also found in meteorites. In the United States, Sulfur can be found along the Gulf Coast in wells sunk along salt domes. It is brought to the surface using the Frasch Process in which heated water is forced into the wells and melts the surface. Sulfur may also be found in volcanos or hot springs. Other uses of Sulfur include making phosphatic fertilizers, matches, and medicine. The mineral is a good insulator and takes part in bleaching dried fruit. Sulfur is a minor constitute of body fluids, fats, and skeletal minerals. It can be said that Sulfur is essential to life.
Miscellaneous comments: This compound tends to be studied at least once a year in the IUMSC. It has been submitted by at least five different research groups.
Lab name: Common molecules
Sample provider: Contributed by Indiana University
Status: Complete, visible to public
Repository Files:
95153.crt 95153.da 95153.ort 95153.rep
95153.sdt 95153.xtel

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