Phosphorus P


5 characteristics:

1. It exists in many colours such as white, yellow, red, black, and violet.

2. It is nonmetal.

3. Phosphorus glows.

4. When white phosphorus is heated or exposed to sunlight it becomes red phosphorus.

5. Phosphorus is very poisonous.

5 uses:

1. Safety matches.

2. Fertilisers.

3. Trisodium phosphate is used as a cleaner, water softener, and scale/corrosion inhibitor.

4. Phosphate is also used to make certain glasses.

5. Pesticides.


The usual price for phosphorus is usually $4 per 100 grams.