Enthalpy of Vaporization of Phosphorus (P) [& Color, Uses, Discovery ...

All atoms need to receive a certain amount of energy (Enthalpy) to change to the gas state, even Phosphorus. Ok, so what is the enthalpy of vaporization for an atom of P?

Note: Learn more about the enthapy of vaporization here.

In the case of Phosphorus the enthalpy of vaporization is 12.4 Kilojoules per mole. Now let's check some cool facts about Phosphorus that most don't know about...

Phosphorus Data

Phosphorus Enthalpy of Vaporization

12.4 Kilojoules per mole

State at 20 °C



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


Learn more about the atomic mass.


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


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

Atomic Symbol


Name Origin

Greek: phosphoros, (bringer of light).

Atomic Number


Learn more about the atomic number.


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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