White phosphorous combustion

White phosphorous combustion

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This image is part of the sequence science and technology: white phosphorus combustion

Credit: MIKE WALKER, VISUALS UNLIMITED /SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: White phosphorous combustion. Demonstration of white phosphorous burning in a glass globe filled with pure oxygen. The phosphorus burns rapidly for more than a minute, leaving thick white smoke. This is mostly phosphorus pentoxide. For a sequence showing this reaction, see C020/8771-8774

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