Science, Tech, Math › Science Where Is Sulfur Found On The Periodic Table? Share Flipboard Email Print Science Chemistry Periodic Table Basics Chemical Laws Molecules Projects & Experiments Scientific Method Biochemistry Physical Chemistry Medical Chemistry Chemistry In Everyday Life Famous Chemists Activities for Kids Abbreviations & Acronyms Biology Physics Geology Astronomy Weather & Climate By Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D. Chemistry Expert Ph.D., Biomedical Sciences, University of Tennessee at Knoxville B.A., Physics and Mathematics, Hastings College Dr. Helmenstine holds a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences and is a science writer, educator, and consultant. She has taught science courses at the high school, college, and graduate levels. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D. Updated July 05, 2018 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 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. 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.