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Sulfur vs. Sulfate

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Main Difference

The main difference between Sulfur and Sulfate is that the Sulfur is a element with the atomic number of 16 and Sulfate is a anion.

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  • Sulfur (noun)

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

  • Sulfur (noun)

    A yellowish green colour, like that of sulfur.

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  • Sulfur (adjective)

    Of a yellowish green colour, like that of sulfur.

  • Sulfur (verb)

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

  • Sulfate (noun)

    Any ester of sulfuric acid.

  • Sulfate (noun)

    Any salt of sulfuric acid.

  • Sulfate (verb)

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

  • Sulfate (verb)

    To accumulate a deposit of lead sulfate.

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  • Sulfur (noun)

    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)

  • Sulfur (verb)

    treat with sulphur in order to preserve;

    "These dried fruits are sulphured"

  • Sulfate (noun)

    a salt or ester of sulphuric acid

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