White Phosphorous Under Water

White Phosphorous Under Water

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Caption: Elemental white (yellow) phosphorous under water. White phosphorous is a material made from a common allotrope of phosphorus that is used in smoke, tracer, illumination and incendiary munitions. White phosphorus burns fiercely and can ignite cloth, fuel, ammunition and other combustibles.

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Keywords: alkali, antimony, beaker, chemical, chemistry, dangerous, element, elemental, elements, metalloid, non-metal, phosphate, phosphorous, physics, polyatomic non-metal, white phosphorous, white phosphorus, yellow phosphorous, yellow phosphorus

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