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1. One of the main uses of sulfur is in sulfuric acid, historically known as oil of vitriol. What is the chemical formula for sulfuric acid?
2. One plant family stands above the rest in containing high levels of sulfur; the botanical name of that family references the symmetrical arrangement of four leaves or petals. Though not loved in some places, eating these vegetables regularly is known to be critical for the body's overall health. What is that family name?
3. The use of elemental sulfur as a pesticide is prohibited on an organic farm.
4. How is a perm effected in hair-styling?
5. Prontosil, a sulfonamide derivative, was the first synthesized antibiotic. Who was the Nobel-prize winning chemist who discovered and described it?
6. FOS is a very fine yellow sulfur powder that has been used for centuries to treat various skin ailments. What does the acronym FOS stand for?
7. In which extreme environment do sulfur compounds serve as an energy source for chemosynthesis in microbes?
8. Vital in the process of producing healthy connective tissue and collagen, sulfur is present in abundance in the mud- and hot-springs found all over New Zealand. One particular centre of geothermal activity lies in which New Zealand town, whose name means "Second Lake"?
9. Is it possible to make good wine without the use of sulfur dioxide?
10. What is the role of sulfur in gunpowder?
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