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Elemental sulfur exists is a variety of forms in natural systems, from dissolved forms (noted as S[subscript 8(diss)] or in water as S[subscript 8(aq)]) to bulk elemental sulfur (most

Background
Elemental sulfur exists is a variety of forms in natural systems, from dissolved forms (noted as S[subscript 8(diss)] or in water as S[subscript 8(aq)]) to bulk elemental sulfur (most stable as α-S[subscript 8]). Elemental sulfur can form via several biotic and abiotic processes, many beginning with small sulfur oxide or polysulfidic sulfur molecules that coarsen into S[subscript 8] rings that then coalesce into larger forms:

S[subscript n]O[2− over m] → S[subscript 8(aq)] → S[subscript 8(nano)] → S[subscript 8(sol)] →S[subscript 8(α−S8)(bulk)]. (1)

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    • 2014-08-06
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    • Digital object identifier: 10.1186/s12932-014-0011-z
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    Garcia, Angel A., Jr., & Druschel, Gregory K. (2014). Elemental sulfur coarsening kinetics. GEOCHEMICAL TRANSACTIONS, 15(11). http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12932-014-0011-z

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