6 Interesting Facts About Sulphur

6 Interesting Facts About Sulphur


1.       Sulphur is a very popular element and is used in a variety of different ways. There are different forms of sulphur such as pure elemental

sulphur, which is found in many places such as around volcanic rock, or sulphuric acid. Pure sulphur comes in the form of a soft yellow rock. Sulphur is most often extracted from coal and petroleum. 2.       One of the coolest things about sulphur is that it becomes a red liquid and produces a blue flame when burnt. Sulphur is mentioned in the Bible as brimstone, as in the fires of hell. The word brimstone actually means “stone that burns”.

3.       A wide variety of industrial processes depend on sulphur, for example the production of copper and zinc, phosphate fertilizers, pulp and paper and many more. It is used to make hundreds of compounds needed by our modern industries. 4.      Sulphur is often used for health purposes. Drugs made with sulphur fight meningitis and ointments containing sulphur can be used to treat skin infections.

5.       Foods that are rich in sulphur are also important for a healthy diet and it is mainly the sulphur in onions and garlic that give these foods their health benefits.

6.       Sulphur concrete is a relatively new corrosion resistant building material that is both economic and durable.