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  1. Phosphorous By: Terrence Royster

  2. What I am • Phosphorus is a nutrient required by all organisms for the basic processes of life • Symbol is (P) • Atomic number is 15

  3. When I was Discovered • I was discovered in 1669, in Hamburg, Germany, preparing it from urine

  4. Who Discovered me • Henning Brand • He called me “cold fire” because it was luminous, glowing in the dark

  5. Pictures of Me

  6. Why I’m so special • I form the structure of teeth, bones and cell membranes. • I increase endurance • I’m used in a lot of military weapons

  7. My Best friends • Non metals • Nitrogen • Arsenic • I really dislike metals

  8. Important Things I’ve Done • I’m the 6th most abundant element in living organisms • I provide nutrients for plants

  9. My Important Compounds • I make oxides and acids

  10. My Important Features • When I’m white I’m highly reactive and can ignite in the air • When I’m red a need friction to ignite • I’m highly toxic when I’m white • I’m non-toxic when I’m red

  11. Videos of Me • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Zo1474Ic3E • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNzxLlPXLfg

  12. References • http://www.chemicalelements.com/groups/transition.html • http://www.chemicool.com/elements/phosphorus.html