Sulfur

In chemistry, sulfur, or “sulphur”, in archaic British English, is element 16, symbol S, of the periodic table, located in row 3, column 8.

Spelling
The “sulphur”, with the “ph” spelling, is the older English spelling; the name sulfur, with the “f” spelling, is newer American spelling, which in 1971 or 1990 became the preferred IUPAC spelling. [1]

Quotes
The following are related quotes:

Sulphur sulfur is the only principle which makes fire.”
Nicolas Lemery (1675), Course on Chemistry [2]

See also
Three principles

References
1. Anon. (2009). “So long Sulphur” (Ѻ), Nature Chemistry, 1(333).
2. 2. (a) Lemery, Nicolas. (1675). Course on Chemistry (pg. #). Publisher.
(b) Stillman, John. (1910). The Story of Early Chemistry (pgs. 404-08). Publisher.

External links
Sulfur – Wikipedia.

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