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CBSE Class 11-science Answered

How will you test for phosphorus in an organic compound?
Asked by Topperlearning User | 28 Jun, 2016, 04:37: PM
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The organic compound is heated with an oxidising agent. The phosphorus present in the compound is oxidized to phosphate. The solution is boiled with nitric acid and then treated with ammonium molybdate . A yellow colouration indicated presence of phosphorus.

 

 

 

 

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