Tell us about the physical properties of phosphorus (V) oxide. What property of phosphorus (V) oxide is called hygroscopicity? How is this property of phosphorus (V) oxide used? How should I store phosphorus (V) oxide?
Phosphorus (V) oxide P2O5 is a white loose powder extremely hygroscopic. Therefore, it should be stored in hermetically sealed containers.
Hygroscopicity – the ability of a substance to absorb water vapor from the air.
Due to the fact that phosphorus (V) oxide P2O5 absorbs water vapor well, it is used as a dehydrating agent, for example, for drying gases.
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