The Periodic Table/15 - Phosphorus (P)

Element Phosphorus (P, 15)

Here you can read more about the chemical element Phosphorus. Its shemical symbol is P and its atomic number is 15. The relative atomic mass of Phosphorus is 30.973762 u. The elemental classification of Phosphorus is Polyatomic nonmetals, and it belongs to group 15 and period 3 in the Periodic Table of Elements.

The density of Phosphorus is 1820 kg/m3. The melting point of Phosphorus is 317 Kelvin (44 ℃). The boiling point of Phosphorus is 553 Kelvin (280 ℃). Phosphorus was discovered in the year 1669 by Hennig Brand.

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Data about element Phosphorus

Chemical symbol
Element classification
Polyatomic nonmetals
Atomic number
Relativ atomic mass
Atomic mass
30.973762 u
1820 kg/m3
Melting point
317 K   (44 ℃)
Boiling point
553 K   (280 ℃)
Discovered year
Discovered by
Hennig Brand