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Sulfur or sulphur is the chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol S and atomic number 16.

It is an abundant, tasteless, odorless, multivalent non-metal.

Sulfur, in its native form, is a yellow crystaline solid.

It is an essential element for life and is found in two amino acids.

Its commercial uses are primarily in fertilizers but it is also widely used in gunpowder, matches, insecticides and fungicides.

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