By: Kylie Erwin
The symbol for Phosphorus is P. It's atomic number is 15 and its atomic mass is 30.974. It is in period 4 and group 15 on the Periodic Table. Phosphorus is apart of the Nitrogen Family. It is a non-metallic solid.
Because it is highly flammable, Phosphorus is used in matches to light fires.
It is used in fertilizer because it is easily absorbed by plants which helps them grow.
Phosphorus is used in fireworks because it burns spontaneously in air which gives the firework the explosion effect.