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Burning phosphorus. Sample of phosphorus burning in chlorine gas. The phosphorus is contained within the crucible at lower centre. In excess amounts of chlorine (Cl), phosphorus will burn to form PCl5. The compound PCl5 is comprised of a mixture of positive PCl4 ions and negative PCl6 ions. Other phosphorus chlorides include PCl3 and P2Cl4. Both phosphorus and chlorine are reactive non-metals.
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