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  1. 1. Food Science Pd.6 Chemical Element Project Jason
  2. 2. <ul><li>ulfur has the atomic number 16. It is denoted with the symbol </li></ul><ul><li>The atomic number is the total number of protons in the element. Sulfur has 16 protons so sulfurs atomic number Is 16. </li></ul><ul><li>Listed below is the electron configuration to the right is the configuration model and below is the electron configuration formula </li></ul>[Ne] 3s2 3p4
  3. 3. Atomic Mass <ul><li>Sulfur has an atomic mass of = 32.066 </li></ul><ul><li>The Atomic Mass (ma) is the mass of an atom, most often expressed in unified atomic mass units. The atomic mass may be considered to be the total mass of protons, neutrons and electrons in a single atom </li></ul><ul><li>Simply put the Atomic Mass is the elements weight. </li></ul>
  4. 4. History of Sulfur in Essential Nutrients <ul><li>Sulfur in Medicine </li></ul><ul><li>The medicinal use of sulfur goes back thousands of years to the Trojan Wars, when wounded solders healed in the sulfur Baths of Agamemnon. Sulfur baths are still popular for treating joint and other diseases around the world. use as a folk medicine. </li></ul><ul><li>Sulfur in the Body </li></ul><ul><li>Sulfur has an indirect importance, because sulfur compounds play a role in many body organs and systems. Sulfur is in the hair, skin, and nails. Many amino acids, the building blocks of protein, contain large amounts of sulfur. </li></ul><ul><li>Taurine ?? Wait you mean taurine like Red Bull Taurine ?? YES </li></ul><ul><li>Taurine is a sulfur-containing amino acid formed from methionine. Taurine stabilizes cell membranes and basically tries to assist the body in staying balanced and even keel. </li></ul>Sulfur Bath- often found at many orthopedic spa's Red Bull- Contains high amounts of taurine
  5. 5. Importance of Nutrients formed by Sulfur <ul><li>Taurine </li></ul><ul><li>Taurine is found in many products in the food science world. Taurine is mostly found in energy drinks, but believe it or not some breakfast bar contain taurine. Taurines Chemical Formula is C2H7No3S </li></ul><ul><li>Sulfur Bath </li></ul><ul><li>The sulfur bath may not be directly in line with the food science world. But if you were to deeply think about the world of day spas and bed and breakfast. Sulfur baths are found at many day spas and bed and breakfast. A sulfur bath cures joint pain and many other bodily aches and pains. So although it is not directly related to Food Science they are involved in some food science industries such as spas and bed and breakfast. </li></ul><ul><li>Sulfur Supplements </li></ul><ul><li>Sulfur is a key ingredients in keeping the body healthy. There are sulfur vitamins and supplements that can help by strengthening the bodies amino acids and also is a key source of protein. Vitamin C and B contain amounts of Sulfur. Ex. Glucosamine Sulfate, MSM </li></ul>
  6. 6. Compounds formed by Sulfur <ul><li>Sulfoxides have the form R -S(=O)- R ′. The simplest sulfoxide, DMSO, is a common solvent. (usually used Industrially) </li></ul><ul><li>Sulfates the salts of sulfuric acid. Sulfuric acid also reacts with SO3 in equimolar ratios to form pyrosulfuric acid (H2S2O7). </li></ul><ul><li>Hydrogen sulfide has the characteristic smell of rotten eggs. Dissolved in water, hydrogen sulfide is acidic and will react with metals to form a series of metal sulfides. (colorless, and toxic gas) </li></ul><ul><li>Although Sulfoxide is usually used industrially it is also present in Vegetables. Dimethyl sulfoxide C2H6O S, or DMSO, is a sulfur-containing organic compound. DMSO occurs naturally in vegetables, fruits, grains, and animal products. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Sulfur in Food Science <ul><li>Hydrogen Sulfide is often found in drinking water. It is harmless, although in gas form this compound is very dangerous, in water it is completely harmless. </li></ul><ul><li>Sulfates, are basically sulfur in salt form. Some forms of sulfates are used in cooking. Although some sulfates can be very dangerous. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Sulfuric Conclusion!! Atomic Mass= 32.066 Atomic # 16 <ul><li>Three Essential Nutrients: </li></ul><ul><li>Taurine </li></ul><ul><li>Sulfur Baths, Use of Sulfur for common remedy </li></ul><ul><li>Sulfuric Vitamins and Supplements : MSM </li></ul><ul><li>Sulfur in Food Science </li></ul><ul><li>Hydrogen Sulfide = Present in water </li></ul><ul><li>Sulfate = Cooking Salt </li></ul><ul><li>Sulfoxide= Present in Vegetables </li></ul>Sulfur is a key factor in amino acids and in the build up of proteins in the body. Sulfur is a key factor in food science, not always directly but is definitely a key contributor in select areas of food science.
  9. 9. Bibliography, Created on <ul><li>(2007 may 14). S-methylcysteine sulfoxide in Brassica vegetables and formation of methyl methanetiosulfinate from brussels sprouts. Retrieved November 19, 2009, from </li></ul><ul><li>. (January 1996). Basic Information on Element SUlfur. Retrieved November 19, 2009, from </li></ul><ul><li>Warren, Ben R (2001 August 3). Identification of volatile sulfur compounds produced by Shigella sonnei using gas chromatography–olfactometry . from </li></ul>