CHARECTERISTICS

  • It is a widely multi used non metallic mineral element
  • Atomic number: 15 and atomic weight: 30. 978
  • Present in white, red and black color

We will talk about red phosphorous here

DENSITY

  • 2.34

PREPARATION

  • It is prepared by heating white phosphorous at 240 C

HAZARDS

  • Flammable with explosive

USES

It is used

  • To prepare phosphoric acid and phosphorous compounds
  • In match and explosive materials making
  • In the manufacturing of fertilizers

PRECAUTION

  • It should not be kept in air
  • Keep it safe from rubbing and friction

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