Chemical Elements History and Information Phosphorus

About the chemical element Phosporus, its symbol, atomic number and weight, who discovered it and when.

The Atomic Elements and Their Uses

(Element) (Symbol) (Atomic number) (Atomic weight)

Phosphorus P 15 30.97376

Discovered by Hennig Brand of Germany in 1669. Brand was a merchant-alchemist who distilled elemental phosphorus from urine during attempts to discover the philosophers' stone. The glowing flask full of elemental phosphorus was an instant sensation among the local nobles.

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