Name the allotropes of phosphorus.

Asked by Topperlearning User | 7th Jun, 2016, 10:45: AM

Expert Answer:

Phosphorus exists in three main allotropic forms ordinary (or white) phosphorus, red phosphorus, and black phosphorus.
When heated to between 230oC and 300oC (446o and 572oF) in the absence of air, white phosphorus is converted into the red form.

Answered by  | 7th Jun, 2016, 12:45: PM