Why H3P(g) called hydrogen phosphide and not hydrogen monophosphide?

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Dec 1, 2016

Answer:

#PH_3# is #"phosphine gas"#...........

Explanation:

Phosphine is the phosphorus analogue of ammonia. Unlike ammonia, phosphine is not a significant Bronsted base.

The boiling point of phosphine is #-87.7# #""^@C#. The boiling point of ammonia is #-33.4# #""^@C#. Can you explain this difference in volatility on the basis of #"hydrogen-bonding"#?