Where Is Sulfur Found On The Periodic Table?

Sulfur is a nonmetallic solid with element symbol S and atomic number 16. Like the other nonmetals, it is found in the upper right side of the periodic table.

Where Is Sulfur Found On The Periodic Table?

Sulfur's location on the periodic table of the elements.
Sulfur's location in the periodic table of the elements. Todd Helmenstine

Sulfur is the 16th element on the periodic table. It is located in period 3 and group 16. It is directly below oxygen (O) and between phosphorus (P) and chlorine (Cl).

Periodic Table of the Elements

Key Sulfur Facts

Sulfur at Kawah Ijen volcano.
Sulfur at Kawah Ijen volcano. Pathara Buranadilok / Getty Images

Under ordinary conditions, sulfur is a yellow solid. It is one of relatively few element that occurs in pure form in nature. While solid sulfur and its vapor are yellow, the element appears red as a liquid. It burns with a blue flame.