Heat of Vaporization of Phosphorus (P) + Description, Origin, Uses ...

Liquids need some energy or heat to transform into a gas, even Phosphorus. Ok, so what is the heat of vaporization of an atom of P?

Note: Learn more about the heat of vaporization here.

In the case of Phosphorus heat of vaporization is 12.129 kJ/mol. Now let's check some facts about Phosphorus that people don't know about...

Phosphorus Data

Phosphorus Heat of Vaporization

12.129 kJ/mol

Description

Soft white waxy phosphorescent solid, brownish-red powder or black solid.

Uses

Used in the production of fertilizers and detergents. Some is used in fireworks, safety matches, and incendiary weapons. Also some applications for it and some of its compounds which glow in the dark.

Atomic Mass

30,973762

Learn more about the atomic mass.

Sources

Found most often in phosphate rock. Pure phosphorus is obtained by heating a mixture of phosphate rock, coke, and silica to about 1450 °C.

State at 20 °C

solid

Atomic Symbol

P

Name Origin

Greek: phosphoros, (bringer of light).

Atomic Number

15

Learn more about the atomic number.

Discovery

Discovered By: Hennig Brand
Year: 1669
Location: Germany

Want to learn more details and data about Phosphorus (P)? Check my Elements Comprehensive List.

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