convert calcium orthophosphate to red phosphorous?can it be done using LiAlH4

Asked by neelsid | 30th Sep, 2011, 12:25: AM

Expert Answer:

Red phosphorus is prepared commercially by heating calcium phosphate with sand and coke in an electric furnace.
Ca3(PO4)2+3 SiO2+5 C     3 CaSiO3+5 CO+2 P

Answered by  | 30th Sep, 2011, 11:43: AM

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