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Transcript of Sulfur
Sulfur used in our body
An amino acid
Used by protein
Helps with production of collagen
A part of keratin
Sulfur is in the non-metal family
It is a solid
Has pale yellow color
Has an atomic number of 32.06
Contains 6 valence electrons
Known since ancient times
Became a recognized element in 1789
Chemicool. (2013) Who discovered the element and when? Retrieved October 8th. From http://www.chemicool.com/elelments/sulfur.html
Livestrong. (2013) What role does the element play in the body? Retrieved October 8th. http://www.livestrong.com/article/441274-how-does-sulfur-help-the-body/
Livestrong. (2013) What are the effects of having too much or too little sulfur in our body? http://www.livestrong.com/485922-lack-of-sulfur-in-the-body/
Meracola. (2013) How does sulfur enter the body? http://articles.meracola.com/sites/articles/2011/09/12/the-third-abundant-mineral-in-your-body-are-you-getting-enough.aspx
Chemicool. (2013) Fun facts about sulfur http://www.chemicool.com/element/sulfur.html
Too much or not enough?
Reduces protein synthesis
Enters our body through animal protein, Garlic, Onion, Asparagus, and kale
Found in Vitamin B1
Penicillin is sulfur based
Pure sulfur has no smell