Chemical elements
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      Phosphonium Chloride
      Phosphonium Bromide
      Phosphonium Iodide
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      Phosphorus Trifluoride
      Phosphorus Pentafluoride
      Phosphorus Trifluorodichloride
      Phosphorus Trifluorodibromide
      Fluophosphoric Acid
      Phosphorus Dichloride
      Phosphorus Trichloride
      Phosphorus Pentachloride
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      Phosphorus Diiodide
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      Phosphorus Oxytrifluoride
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      Pyrophosphoryl Chloride
      Metaphosphoryl Chloride
      Phosphoryl Monochloride
      Phosphoryl Dichlorobromide
      Phosphoryl Chlorodibromide
      Phosphoryl Tribromide
      Metaphosphoryl Bromide
      Phosphoryl Oxyiodides
      Phosphorus Thiotrifluoride
      Phosphorus Thiotrichloride
      Phosphorus Thiotribromide
      Mixed Phosphorus Thiotrihalides
      Phosphorus Suboxides
      Phosphorus Trioxide
      Phosphorus Dioxide
      Phosphorus Pentoxide
      Hypophosphorous Acid
      Phosphorous Acid
      Meta- and Pyro-phosphorous Acids
      Hypophosphoric Acid
      Tetraphosphorus Trisulphide
      Diphosphorus Trisulphide
      Tetraphosphorus Heptasulphide
      Phosphorus Pentasulphide
      Phosphorus Oxysulphides
      Phosphorus Thiophosphites
      Phosphorus Thiophosphates
      Phosphorus Selenophosphates
      Phosphorus Sulphoselenides
      Diamidophosphorous Acid
      Phosphorus Triamide
      Monamidophosphoric Acid
      Diamidophosphoric Acid
      Triamidophosphoric Acid
      Dimetaphosphimic Acid ≡P=
      Trimetaphosphimic Acid
      Tetrametaphosphimic Acid
      Penta- and Hexametaphosphimic Acid
      Monamidodiphosphoric Acid
      Diamidodiphosphoric Acid
      Triamidodiphosphoric Acid
      Nitrilotrimetaphosphoric acid
      Monothioamidophosphoric Acids
      Thiophosphoryl Nitride
      Di- Tri-imido- and -amido-thiophosphates
      Imidotrithiophosphoric Acid =
      Phosphorus Chloronitrides
      Triphosphonitrilic Chloride
      Tetraphosphonitrilic Chloride
      Pentaphosphonitrilic Chloride
      Hexaphosphonitrilic Chloride
      Heptaphosphonitrilic Chloride
      Triphosphonitrilic Bromide
      Phosphorus Halonitrides
      Phosphorus Nitride
      Pyrophosphoric Acid
      Phosphoric acids
    Slow Oxidation
    Phosphatic Fertilisers

Triamidophosphoric Acid, PO(NH2)3

Triamidophosphoric Acid or Phosphoryl Triamide, PO(NH2)3, was prepared by passing dry ammonia into dry phosphoryl chloride. After washing out the ammonium chloride, an insoluble white powder was left, which was scarcely affected by dilute acids or alkalies, but was decomposed by fusion with potash.

The preparation of this compound has not been confirmed by other investigators.

Amido- and Imido-derivatives of Metaphosphoric Acid

In metaphosphoric acid, O(PO)OH, or its polymers such as dimetaphosphoric acid, , the hydroxyl may be replaced by -NH2, and the =O by =NH, giving amidometaphosphoric acids and imidometaphosphoric or metaphosphimic acids.

The action of ammonia on phosphorus pentoxide at low temperatures yielded a substance, or mixture, which was easily soluble in water and in alcohol.

The composition of the product corresponded to the formula NH(PO)OH, which may be regarded as derived from (NH2)2PO(OH) by loss of ammonia. It may also be represented as phosphoryl hydroxylamine, (PO)NHOH. The soluble salts gave precipitates with salts of the heavy metals.

When the products of the action of ammonia on phosphorus pentachloride (q.v.) were well washed, the residue was found to have the empirical composition of a phosphoryl imidoamide, NH(PO)NH2, of which it is probably a polymer. On heating this compound, or other amides of phosphoric acid, ammonia is lost and phosphonitril, PNO, is left, thus


This is a white powder which fuses at a red heat giving a black glass. It is not affected by aqueous acids and alkalies, nor even by hot nitric acid, but may be hydrolysed by fusion with caustic alkalies. On account of these properties it is represented as a polymer (PNO)n of high molecular weight and probably cyclic structure.
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