Is phosphourus an allotrope?

1 Answer
Mar 13, 2017

Answer:

Phosphorus is an element, that can exist in several allotropic forms....

Explanation:

#"Allotropy"# describes the propensity of some elements to exist in several structural forms. Phosphorus can exist as discrete #P_4# molecules, #"white phosphorus"#, or a less reactive #"red phosphorus"# form. Sulfur is the other element for which allotropy is pronounced.