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PHOSPHORUS ALLOTROPES: WHITE & RED<br />
White Phosphorous is Highly Reactive in Oxygen<br />
White phosphorus contains discrete tetrahedral P4 molecules, is very reactive & pyrophoric. Red phosphorus has a polymeric network structure and is much less reactive.  It is the essential compound on the striking surface of a match box.

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PHOSPHORUS ALLOTROPES: WHITE & RED
White Phosphorous is Highly Reactive in Oxygen
White phosphorus contains discrete tetrahedral P4 molecules, is very reactive & pyrophoric. Red phosphorus has a polymeric network structure and is much less reactive. It is the essential compound on the striking surface of a match box.

Copyright:© 1985 Chip Clark - Fundamental Photographs

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