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Chemical Element

Compounds- Ammonium phosphate (NH4)3PO4) used as a food additive, emulsifier, and a fertilizer.- Phosphoric acid (H3PO4) used in home cleaning products, aqueous solution, and fertilizer feedstock. - Diammonium phosphate (H(NH4)2PO4) is a valuable material, mainly used as a fertilizer and can be used as fire retardant.

Atomic Number: 15Atomic Mass: 30.974Melting Point: 44.1 CBoiling Point:280CNumber of Protons /Electrons: 15Number of Neutrons: 16

PhosphorusSymbol: P

HISTORYGerman alchemist Henning Brand in 1669, discovered the element phosphorus. It was the 13th element to be discovered. It was discovered in Hamburg, Germany. It was discovered by extracting it from buckets of urine.

5 FACTS- It is a vital part of living cells, including nervous tissue, bones, and the protoplasm of many cells.- It is part of DNA, RNA, ATP, and Cell Membranes.- Pure phosphorus is colorless.- Phosphorus means "light-bearer" beacasue it can glow in the dark.- The majority of phosphate rock mined in the U.S comes from Florida and NC.

Common UsesSome uses of phosphorus are.... Flame Matches, Flares, Incendiary devices, fireworks, explosives, and fertilisers. Some Bizarre FactsKnown as the Davils Element bacause the explosives it can make. Was the first element discovered that had not already been in use by civilizations for hundreds of years.



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