Phosphorus's Speed Dating Profile

Welcome to my profile!

About Me

Howdy! I'm Phosphorus. I was born or isolated 1669 so i'm about 346 years old. Yup. Its been a long and lonely 346 years. But then again thats why i'm here right now. Hennig Brand was my "father" but the whole story is kind of embarrassing. I say "father" but its more like he discovered me. My Atomic number is 15 and I weigh about 30.974. AMU. These last 346 years have not been very kind to me.

My Family

My family has never really been able to fit in with the rest of the crowd. It was for that reason that my family was dubbed the "other nonmetals." Kind of rude if you ask me. Theres six of us. Carbon, Nitrogen, Oxygen, Sulfur, Selenium, and Myself.

Were all very different in our own ways. For example, A lot of us are solid and a lot of us are gasses. We usually have 4-6 valence electrons.

About Me:

What can I not say about myself? I am in period 3 and group 15. I am usually solid at room temperature and I have a density of 1,82 g/ml. My melting point is 44,2 °C and my boiling point is 280 °C. My electron configuration is 1s2 2s2 2p6 3s2 3p3. My atomic radius is 98 pm. My first ionization energy is 1011.8 kJ/mol. My electronegativity is 2.19.