Name some white phosphorus reactions:

White phosphorus reactions:

  • White phosphorus is a strong reducing agent ,which reduces HNO3 to NO2,

P4 + HNO3 → H3PO4 +NO2+H2O

  • White phosphorus spontaneously catches fire in chlorine forming phosphorus trichloride and phosphorus pentachloride

P4 + 6Cl2 → 4PCl3

P4 + 10Cl2 → 4PCl5

  • White phosphorus react with metals to form phosphides

P4+ 6Mg → Mg3P2

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