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Sulfur vs. Sulfate

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Sulfurnoun

(uncountable) A chemical element (symbol S) with an atomic number of 16.

Sulfatenoun

(organic chemistry) Any ester of sulfuric acid.

Sulfurnoun

A yellowish green colour, like that of sulfur.

Sulfatenoun

(inorganic chemistry) Any salt of sulfuric acid.

Sulfuradjective

Of a yellowish green colour, like that of sulfur.

Sulfateverb

To treat something with sulfuric acid, a sulfate, or with sulfur dioxide.

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Sulfurverb

(transitive) To treat with sulfur, or a sulfur compound, especially to preserve or to counter agricultural pests.

Sulfateverb

(of a lead-acid battery) To accumulate a deposit of lead sulfate.

Sulfurnoun

an abundant tasteless odorless multivalent nonmetallic element; best known in yellow crystals; occurs in many sulphide and sulphate minerals and even in native form (especially in volcanic regions)

Sulfatenoun

a salt or ester of sulphuric acid

Sulfurverb

treat with sulphur in order to preserve;

‘These dried fruits are sulphured’;

Sulfate

The sulfate or sulphate ion is a polyatomic anion with the empirical formula SO2−4. Salts, acid derivatives, and peroxides of sulfate are widely used in industry.

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Sulfur

Sulfur (in British English: sulphur) is a chemical element with the symbol S and atomic number 16. It is abundant, multivalent and nonmetallic.

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