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Sulfur vs. Sulfide — What's the Difference?

Sulfur vs. Sulfide — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Sulfur and Sulfide

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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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Sulfide

Sulfide (British English also sulphide) is an inorganic anion of sulfur with the chemical formula S2− or a compound containing one or more S2− ions. Solutions of sulfide salts are corrosive.
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Sulfur

Symbol S A pale yellow nonmetallic element occurring widely in nature in several free, allotropic and crystal forms and combined in numerous sulfates and sulfides. It is used in black gunpowder, rubber vulcanization, the manufacture of insecticides and pharmaceuticals, and in the preparation of sulfur compounds such as hydrogen sulfide and sulfuric acid. Atomic number 16; atomic weight 32.066; melting point 115.21°C; boiling point 444.61°C; specific gravity at 20°C (rhombic) 2.07, (monoclinic) 2.00; valence 2, 4, 6. See Periodic Table.
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Sulfide

Divalent sulfur, or a compound of divalent sulfur with an electropositive element or group, especially a binary compound of sulfur with a metal.
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Sulfur

Any of various butterflies of the subfamily Coliadinae of the family Pieridae, having yellow or orange wings often marked with black.
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Sulfide

Any compound of sulfur and a metal or other electropositive element or group.
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Sulfur

To treat with sulfur or a compound of sulfur.
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Sulfide

A compound of sulphur and some other element that is more electropositive
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Sulfur

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

A yellowish green colour, like that of sulfur.
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Sulfur

Any of various pierid butterflies of the subfamily Coliadinae, especially the sulfur-coloured species.
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Sulfur

Of a yellowish green colour, like that of sulfur.
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Sulfur

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

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)
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Sulfur

Treat with sulphur in order to preserve;
These dried fruits are sulphured
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