Sulfur is a chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol S and atomic number 16. Sulfur is a non-metallic element that does not taste. Sulfur, in its original form, is a yellow crystalline solid. In nature, sulfur can be found as a pure element or as sulfide and sulfate minerals. Sulfur is an essential ingredient for life and is found in 2 amino acids.
One example of the primary use of sulfur is in fertilizers. In addition, sulfur is also used in gunpowder, matches, insecticides, and fungicides.