|Group||15||Melting point||44.15°C, 111.47°F, 317.3 K|
|Period||3||Boiling point||280.5°C, 536.9°F, 553.7 K|
|Block||p||Density (g cm−3)||1.823 (white)|
|Atomic number||15||Relative atomic mass||30.974|
|State at 20°C||Solid||Key isotopes||31P|
|Electron configuration||[Ne] 3s2 3p3||CAS number||7723-14-0|
|ChemSpider ID||4575369||ChemSpider is a free chemical structure database|
- Despite the fact that for thousands of years people have been using the periodic table with phosphorus (P) in it, it was not until 1669 that it was secluded and termed by a chemist named Brand.
- Phosphorus is an element that one will under no circumstances find freely in our environment. It is extremely reactive.
- There are four forms of phosphorous usually used these days: white, black, red, and violet.
- It’s simple to spot phosphorus at position number fifteen on the periodic table just under nitrogen (N).
- One can also find phosphorus in fireworks, fertilizers, and baking powder.
- Phosphorus also plays a role in the making of steel.
- Phosphates are also used in the production of fine chinaware and special glasses.