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Exothermic Reaction (156/505)
PHOSPHORUS PENTOXIDE REACTS WITH WATER (1 of 2)
Phosphorus Pentoxide on Spatula, Water in Dish
P4O10(s) is dropped into water forming phosphoric acid and generating enough heat to create steam in an exothermic reaction.
P4O10(s) + 6 H2O(l) --> 4 H3PO4(aq)
Copyright:© 1994 Richard Megna - Fundamental Photographs
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