Sulfur has a Sharpe garlic smell. Sulfur-containing compounds are odoriferous and have a foul smell because of organosulfur. Hydrogen sulfide gives the odour of rotten eggs. Thiols have smelled like garlic which is used in the detection of natural gas.


How many valence electrons does sulfur have?

The electronic configuration of sulfur is [Ne] 3s2 3p4. Sulfur has 6 valence electrons.

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Who discovered sulfur?

Sulfur was used by the Chinese before 600 BCE and was known to them in compound form. As an element, it was recognized and discovered by Antoine Lavoisier in around 1777.


How many protons does sulfur have?

The atomic number (Z) of sulfur is 16. Sulfur has 16 protons.