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Oct 5, 2015


Sulfur IS an element.


In organic chemistry, thiols (-SH) are formed when a sulfur atom replaces the oxygen atom in the hydroxyl group (-OH) of an alcohol.

Sulfur also plays an important role in protein structure because sulfur atoms my form disulfide bonds between cysteine amino acids, thus influencing the shape of a protein molecule.