What are the properties of red phosphorus?

The properties of red phosphorus are given below:

  • Red phosphorus is a hard
  • It is odourless
  • non poisonous solid
  • insoluble in organic solvents such as alcohol and ether.
  • Its ignition temperature (543 K) is much higher than that of white phosphorus(303 K) and thus does not catch fire easily. It
  • It does not show phosphorescence.

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