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Caption: White phosphorus smouldering in air. White phosphorus is a highly reactive form of the element phosphorus. It reacts with the oxygen in the atmosphere to form phosphorus pentoxide (white fumes). Once ignited, it burns with a fierce flame and is very difficult to extinguish as it will reignite at relatively low temperatures. For a demonstration of this, see clips K007/2043 and K007/2049.

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White phosphorus smouldering in air

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