Does Sulphur Conduct Electricity?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 14, 2020 8:06:15 PM ET

Sulphur does not conduct electricity. Symbolized by S with a proton number of 14, it is located in Period 3 of the Periodic Table. Electrical conductivity increases from sodium to aluminum down Period 3, but decreases from silicone onwards, giving sulphur a relative electrical conductivity equal to 0.

Sulphur, being a non-metal, has properties such as a poor conductor of electricity and heat. It is also weak, dull and can easily break. At room temperature, elemental sulphur is solid with a bright yellow color. Sulphur can be found naturally as sulfate minerals and sulfide. Elemental sulphur is used to make sulfuric acid, fungicide, matches and insecticide.