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Phosphate vs. Phosphorus

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Phosphatenoun

(chemistry) Any salt or ester of phosphoric acid.

Phosphorusnoun

(chemistry) a chemical element (symbol P) with an atomic number of 15, that exists in several allotropic forms.

Phosphatenoun

A carbonated soft drink sweetened with fruit syrup and with some phosphoric acid.

Phosphorusnoun

(obsolete) any substance exhibiting phosphorescence; a phosphor

Phosphateverb

To treat or coat with a phosphate or with phosphoric acid

Phosphorusnoun

The morning star; Phosphor.

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Phosphatenoun

A salt of phosphoric acid.

Phosphorusnoun

A poisonous nonmetallic element of the nitrogen group, obtained as a white, or yellowish, translucent waxy substance, having a characteristic disagreeable smell; this waxy allotropic form is also called yellow phosphorus, to distinguish it from another allotropic form, red phosphorus. It is very active chemically, must be preserved under water, and unites with oxygen even at ordinary temperatures, giving a faint glow, - whence its name. It always occurs combined, usually in phosphates, as in the mineral apatite, in bones, etc. It is used in the composition on the tips of friction matches, and for many other purposes. The molecule contains four atoms. Symbol P. Atomic weight 31.0.

Phosphatenoun

a salt of phosphoric acid

Phosphorusnoun

Hence, any substance which shines in the dark like phosphorus, as certain phosphorescent bodies.

Phosphatenoun

carbonated drink with fruit syrup and a little phosphoric acid

Phosphorusnoun

a multivalent nonmetallic element of the nitrogen family that occurs commonly in inorganic phosphate rocks and as organic phosphates in all living cells; is highly reactive and occurs in several allotropic forms

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Phosphatenoun

a salt or ester of phosphoric acid, containing PO₄³⁻ or a related anion or a group such as —OPO(OH)₂.

Phosphorusnoun

a planet (usually Venus) seen just before sunrise in the eastern sky

Phosphatenoun

an effervescent soft drink containing phosphoric acid, soda water, and flavouring.

Phosphorusnoun

the chemical element of atomic number 15, a poisonous, combustible non-metal which exists in two common allotropic forms, white phosphorus, a yellowish waxy solid which ignites spontaneously in air and glows in the dark, and red phosphorus, a less reactive form used in making matches.

Phosphate

In chemistry, a phosphate is an anion, salt, functional group or ester derived from a phosphoric acid. It most commonly means orthophosphate, a derivative of orthophosphoric acid H3PO4.

Phosphorus

Phosphorus is a chemical element with the symbol P and atomic number 15. Elemental phosphorus exists in two major forms, white phosphorus and red phosphorus, but because it is highly reactive, phosphorus is never found as a free element on Earth.

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