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sʌlˈfyʊər ɪksul·fu·ric

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sulphuric, sulfuricadjective

    of or relating to or containing sulfur

    "sulphuric esters"

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  1. sulfuricadjective

    Of, or relating to sulfur, especially in its higher oxidation state

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  1. sulfuric

    Sulfur (or sulphur in British English) is a chemical element with the symbol S and atomic number 16. It is abundant, multivalent and nonmetallic. Under normal conditions, sulfur atoms form cyclic octatomic molecules with a chemical formula S8. Elemental sulfur is a bright yellow, crystalline solid at room temperature. Sulfur is the tenth most abundant element by mass in the universe and the fifth most on Earth. Though sometimes found in pure, native form, sulfur on Earth usually occurs as sulfide and sulfate minerals. Being abundant in native form, sulfur was known in ancient times, being mentioned for its uses in ancient India, ancient Greece, China, and ancient Egypt. Historically and in literature sulfur is also called brimstone, which means "burning stone". Today, almost all elemental sulfur is produced as a byproduct of removing sulfur-containing contaminants from natural gas and petroleum. The greatest commercial use of the element is the production of sulfuric acid for sulfate and phosphate fertilizers, and other chemical processes. Sulfur is used in matches, insecticides, and fungicides. Many sulfur compounds are odoriferous, and the smells of odorized natural gas, skunk scent, grapefruit, and garlic are due to organosulfur compounds. Hydrogen sulfide gives the characteristic odor to rotting eggs and other biological processes. Sulfur is an essential element for all life, but almost always in the form of organosulfur compounds or metal sulfides. Amino acids (two proteinogenic: cysteine and methionine, and many other non-coded: cystine, taurine, etc.) and two vitamins (biotin and thiamine) are organosulfur compounds crucial for life. Many cofactors also contain sulfur, including glutathione, and iron–sulfur proteins. Disulfides, S–S bonds, confer mechanical strength and insolubility of the (among others) protein keratin, found in outer skin, hair, and feathers. Sulfur is one of the core chemical elements needed for biochemical functioning and is an elemental macronutrient for all living organisms.

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  1. sulfuric

    Sulfuric generally refers to something related to or containing sulfuric acid, a strong corrosive acid with the molecular formula H2SO4. It is commonly used in various industrial processes such as fertilizer manufacturing, oil refining and wastewater processing. It can also pertain to qualities or characteristics of this substance.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sulfuric in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sulfuric in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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  1. Mr Hawking:

    We are close to the tipping point, where global warming becomes irreversible, trump’s action could push the earth over the brink, to become like Venus, with a temperature of 250C, and raining sulfuric acid.

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