Difference between revisions of "Phosphorus"

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|definition= It is an essential component of living systems and is found in nervous tissue, bones and cell protoplasm.  
 
|definition= It is an essential component of living systems and is found in nervous tissue, bones and cell protoplasm.  
Phosphorus exists in several allotropic forms including white (or yellow), red, and black (or violet). White phosphorus has two modifications. Ordinary phosphorus is a waxy white solid. When pure, it is colourless and transparent. It is insoluble in water, but soluble in carbon disulphide.<ref>CoPraNet glossary [http://www.coastalpractice.net/glossary/index.htm]</ref>.
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Phosphorus exists in several allotropic forms including white (or yellow), red, and black (or violet). White phosphorus has two modifications. Ordinary phosphorus is a waxy white solid. When pure, it is colourless and transparent. It is insoluble in water, but soluble in carbon disulphide.}}
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Latest revision as of 09:48, 1 August 2020

Definition of Phosphorus:
It is an essential component of living systems and is found in nervous tissue, bones and cell protoplasm. Phosphorus exists in several allotropic forms including white (or yellow), red, and black (or violet). White phosphorus has two modifications. Ordinary phosphorus is a waxy white solid. When pure, it is colourless and transparent. It is insoluble in water, but soluble in carbon disulphide.
This is the common definition for Phosphorus, other definitions can be discussed in the article