Sulfur has 16 protons, 16 neutrons and 16 electrons. Its atomic number is 16, and it has an atomic mass of 32.066 amu. Sulfur is a pale, yellow, non-metallic solid.Continue Reading
Sulfur is famous for its distinctive smell. The production of black gunpowder, rubber, insecticides and many pharmaceuticals involves the use of sulfur.
Sulfur was used in the religious rites of many ancient cultures because its smell was thought to ward off evil spirits. Ancient Romans enjoyed fireworks displays and produced weapons which used sulfur. Sulfur was identified as an element in 1787, and the first underground deposits were found in Louisiana and Texas in 1867.Learn more about Atoms & Molecules
The element boron has five protons, five electrons and six neutrons. Boron also has an atomic number of five, which indicates how many protons and electrons the atom has. It has a rounded atomic mass of 11 and an atomic symbol of B.Full Answer >
Cadmium has 48 electrons, 48 protons and 64 neutrons. This metal has the atomic weight of 112.411 grams per mole, and it is a solid at room temperature. Its boiling point is 1,413 degrees Fahrenheit and its melting point is 609.93 degrees Fahrenheit.Full Answer >
Atomic mass is the total mass of protons, neutrons, and electrons in a given element, commonly expressed in unified atomic mass units. The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) has defined a unified atomic mass unit as 1/12 of the mass of a single carbon-12 atom.Full Answer >
Iron has 26 protons, 26 electrons and 30 neutrons. Iron has the atomic number of 26 and the atomic symbol Fe.Full Answer >