Phosphorus Assignment

Phosphorus Assignment

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  • The element I selected is Phosphorus. It is the fifteenth element on the Periodic Table & has a chemical symbol of a"P".
  • John its your turn, what element are you going to talk about today?
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  • Some Fun Facts about Phosphorus are: 1. Often referred to as the "Devil's Element," as it was the thirteenth element discovered and for its combustibilities. 2. It is a vital part of living cell, like the nervous tissues and bones.
  • Some physical properties of Phosphorus are: 1. It has 3 main colours red, white & black. 2. It is solid at room tempature. 3. Pure Phosphorus is colourless. 4. Black Phosphorus is ductile. 5. Black Phosphorus looks and acts like graphite.
  • Next I would like to talk about the physical and chemical properties. A chemical property of Phosphorus is that it is unsoluble in water. It has a melting point of 44.1 Degrees Celsius & a boiling point of 280 Degrees Celsius.
  • Three common uses for Phosphorus are: 1. In the making of steel. 2. White Phosphorus is used in the making of fireworks and flares. 3. Red Phosphorus is used in the material you strike to light a match.
  • The high amount phosphor in the surface of the water has increased the growth of phosphate dependent organisms like "algae" and "duckweed". These organisms require a large amount of oxygen and prevent sunlight from entering into the water. The water beccomes fairly unliveable for other organisms commonly known as eutrphication.
  • Phosphorus can be found in the environment as phosphates. These phoshates are important substances in the human body because they are a part of our DNA and they help energy distrubution. Too much phosphate can cause multiple health problems such as kidney damage and osteoporosis.
  • Thanks for Listening!!!
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