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Video: Fiery phosphorus

You know a match helps to light a fire but did you know phosphorus is the key element used in making match sticks? This video explains the chemical characteristics of phosphorus and why it is such a hot element.

In this video, Prof. Martyn Poliakoff of the University of Nottingham, UK tell us a little bit more about the fiery element phosphorus.

(Video titled "periodicvideos | June 30, 2008 | Phosphorus (in its white form) is a very reactive element, as this video demonstrates." sourced from

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