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

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]

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

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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