Phosphorus P

White, red, purple and black phosphorus - this element comes in a wide variety of modifications. As a fertilizer, it is indispensable. Since the global occurrence of phosphorus minerals is running out in the medium term, new ways of recycling phosphorus compounds are being sought. To the article about phosphorus on the website Fascination Chemistry

To the video about phosphorus from the Periodic Videos series

Nitrogen group

The nitrogen group includes the elements nitrogen, phosphorus, arsenic, antimony, bismuth and the artificially produced radioactive moscovium. While nitrogen is a gaseous substance, phosphorus already occurs in several solid modifications. Arsenic is a semi-metal, while antimony and bismuth are metallic.

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