Question #92f86

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Dec 4, 2017

Answer:

#beta# black phosphorous is more stable.

Explanation:

#beta# black phosphorus has a layered structure in which each phosphorus atom is covalently bonded to three neighbouring P atoms.

The atoms within the layer are more strongly bonded to atoms in adjacent layers. This gives #beta# black phosphorus graphite like structure.

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#alpha# black phosphorus are monoclinic or rhombohedral crystals and are non conductors of electricity unlike #beta# Phosphorus.