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    sulphur, that’s how I was taught to write it. However, I believe it is now sulfur.
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    It has been sulfur for quite some time.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    sulphur, that’s how I was taught to write it. However, I believe it is now sulfur.
    Only Americans use "Sulfur"
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    It was officially changed to sulfur in the uk
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    IUPAC use sulfur, hence this is internationally the correct spelling.
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    Even though some people see it as one or the other, the most important thing is that you won't get marked down for using either in an exam, so just choose the one that you're most comfortable using.
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    (Original post by tomcgroves)
    Even though some people see it as one or the other, the most important thing is that you won't get marked down for using either in an exam, so just choose the one that you're most comfortable using.
    Agreed, perhaps the most important thing is the comfort that using the wrong one won't be penalised.

    But... why not just spell sulfur correctly AND since it is one fewer letter to write, it will save you valuable time in an exam.
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    I always use sulpher
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    (Original post by Pigster)
    Agreed, perhaps the most important thing is the comfort that using the wrong one won't be penalised.

    But... why not just spell sulfur correctly AND since it is one fewer letter to write, it will save you valuable time in an exam.
    Valuable time? How slowly do you write?
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    sulphur, that’s how I was taught to write it. However, I believe it is now sulfur.
    It doesn't matter which one you use. Although, sulfur is used more commonly.
 
 
 
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