# In what form is the sulfur that we use in the laboratory?

Aug 12, 2017

The sulfur that we use in a laboratory is generally sulfur flowers, i.e. ${S}_{8}$....

#### Explanation:

Of course when represent an oxidation reaction, we might usually write...

$F e + S \rightarrow F e S$, rather than $F e + \frac{1}{8} {S}_{8} \rightarrow F e S$....

or... $S \left(s\right) + P {R}_{3} \left(l\right) \rightarrow S = P {R}_{3} \left(s\right)$

Avogadro's number of sulfur atoms has a mass of $32.06 \cdot g$.