17th October 2019


What is the formula for phosphorus?

Phosphorus is a chemical element with symbol P and atomic number 15. As an element, 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.

Moreover, what is p4 called in chemistry?

White Phosphorus (P4) White phosphorus (P4) has a tetrahedral structure. It is soft and waxy, but insoluble in water. Its glow occurs as a result of its vapors slowly being oxidized by the air. It is so thermodynamically unstable that it combusts in air.

What is the molecular geometry of p4?

Radhika Krishna, A little girl with big dreams. The electron dot or Lewis dot structure of P4,which is the constituent molecule of white phosphorus,can be easily drawn keeping in mind the facts that: 1)It has tetrahedral geometry. 2)Each P has 5 valence e-s and thus in P4 there are 5×4=20 valence e-s.