A wine with too much sulfur smells like a burnt matchstick. It is easily identified and thus a negative quality. It is usually found in white wine - in particular those with a low pH. It can cause sneezing and pain. The taste is characterized by a prickling sensation in the back of the throat and upper part of the nose.

This element has an atomic mass of 32.066 grams/mole. Its ground state configuration is: 1s22s22p63s23p4.
Symbol: S
Atomic Number: 16
Boiling Point: 717.82 K
Melting Point: 392.2 K
Density at 300K: 2.07 g/cm3
Covalent radius: 1.02
Atomic radius: 1.09
Atomic volume: 15.5 cm3/mol
First ionization potental: 10.360 V
Specific heat capacity: 0.710 Jg-1K-1
Thermal conductivity: 0.269 Wm-1K-1
Electrical conductivity: 5x10-16 106Ω-1m-1
Heat of fusion: 1.73 kJ/mol
Heat of vaporization: 1.73 kJ/mol
Electronegativity: 2.58 (Pauling's)

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