Facts about Phosphorus

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Facts about the Definition of the Element Phosphorus
The Element Phosphorus is defined as...
A highly reactive, poisonous, non-metallic element occurring naturally in phosphates, especially apatite, and existing in three allotropic forms, white (or sometimes yellow), red, violet and black. An essential constituent of protoplasm, it is used in safety matches, pyrotechnics, incendiary shells, and fertilizers and to protect metal surfaces from corrosion.
 

Interesting Facts about the Origin and Meaning of the element name Phosphorus
What are the origins of the word Phosphorus ?
The name originates from the Greek words phos meaning light and phoros meaning bearer.


 

Facts about the Classification of the Element Phosphorus
Phosphorus is classified as an element in the 'Non-metals' section which can be located in groups 14,15 and 16 of the Periodic Table. Non-metals are not easily able to conduct electricity or heat and do not reflect light . Non-metallic elements are very brittle, and cannot be rolled into wires or pounded into sheets. Non-metallic elements exist, at room temperature, in two of the three states of matter : gases (such as oxygen) and solids (such as carbon).
 

Brief Facts about the Discovery and History of the Element Phosphorus
Phosphorus was discovered by Hennig Brand in 1669
 

Occurrence of the element Phosphorus in the Atmosphere
Occurs naturally in phosphates, especially apatite, and existing in three allotropic forms
Found in USA, Russia, Africa
 

Common Uses of Phosphorus
Safety matches
Pyrotechnics
Incendiary shells
Fertilizers
Steel production
Incendiary bombs
Pyrotechnics
Pesticides
 

The Properties of the Element Phosphorus

Name of Element : Phosphorus
Symbol of Element : P
Atomic Number of Phosphorus : 15
Atomic Mass: 30.97376 amu
Melting Point: 44.1 C - 317.25 K
Boiling Point: 280.0 C - 553.15 K
Number of Protons/Electrons in Phosphorus : 15
Number of Neutrons in Phosphorus : 16
Crystal Structure: Monoclinic
Density @ 293 K: 1.82 g/cm3
Color of Phosphorus : white, yellow, red, violet and black


The element Phosphorus and the Periodic Table
Find out more facts about Phosphorus on the Periodic Table which arranges every chemical element according to its atomic number, as based on the periodic law, so that chemical elements with similar properties are in the same column. Our Periodic Table is simple to use - just click on the symbol for Phosphorus for additional facts and info and for an instant comparison of the Atomic Weight, Melting Point, Boiling Point and Mass - G/cc of Phosphorus with any other element. An invaluable source for more interesting facts and information about the Phosphorus element and as a Chemistry reference guide.
 

Facts and Info about the element Phosphorus - IUPAC and the Modern Standardised Periodic Table
The Standardised Periodic Table in use today was agreed by the International Union of Pure Applied Chemistry, IUPAC, in 1985 which includes the Phosphorus element. The famous Russian Scientist, Dimitri Mendeleev, perceived the correct classification method of "the periodic table" for the 65 elements which were known in his time. Phosphorus was discovered by Hennig Brand in 1669. The Standardised Periodic Table now recognises more periods and elements than Dimitri Mendeleev knew in his day but still all fitting into his concept of the "Periodic Table" in which Phosphorus is just one element that can be found.
 

Facts and Info about the Element Phosphorus
 

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