Sulfur has 16 electrons. It also has 16 neutrons and 16 protons. Sulfur has the chemical symbol S and is a non-metal. It belongs to group 16 on the periodic table.
Sulfur is yellow in color, and its atomic weight is 32.07 grams per mole. Sulfur has a melting point of 115.21 degrees Celsius and a boiling point of 444.60 degrees Celsius.
Although ancient civilizations knew about sulfur, it was not until the late 1700s that it was considered an element. Antoine Lavoisier was the scientist credited for this. Sulfur is usually found in minerals, such as epsomite, barite and galena. It also is used in the making of gunpowder, fireworks and matches.