Phosphate PO43- is a trivalent radical. PO43- is a chemical derivative of phosphoric acid with a chemical name Phosphate.
It is a trivalent inorganic anion and a conjugate base of hydrogen phosphate. It is comprised of a group of salts containing the phosphate ion, the dihydrogen phosphate ion, or the hydrogen phosphate ion. and positively charged ions such as calcium or sodium; another group composed of esters.
Listed below are uses of phosphate
- It is used in pharmaceuticals and personal products.
- It is used in fire extinguishers.
- It is used in institutional and industrial cleaners.
- It is used in toothpastes as a polishing agent.