Sulfur vs. Sulphur

Do you know the differences? Do you think one of them is a misspelling of the other? Well, let me tell you all about them here.

"Sulfur" vs. "Sulphur" in English

What Is Their Main Difference?

Both refer to a chemical element. However, 'sulfur' is the American spelling, whereas, 'sulphur' is the British spelling.

Differences

'Sulfur' is the American spelling, while, 'sulphur' is the British spelling. Check out the following examples:

I hate the smell of sulfur.

The girl felt nauseated as the scent of sulphur got more.

Similarities

Both refer to a chemical item. Check out the following examples:

Are you familiar with the disadvantages of Sulfur dioxide?

Are they sulphur free?

Are They Interchangeable?

Native speakers use them interchangeably. Compare:

✓ Do you think our bodies need Sulfur?

✓ Do you think our bodies need Sulphur?

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