Interesting Facts About Phosphorous
In Greek language phosphorous means rising star.
- A German scientist named Henning brand is the first person to discover it. In the process of searching a philosopher stone that would change any metal into gold, Brand has boiled approx 50 buckets of human urine. As a result world has come to know about phosphate in urine.
- Apart from using as a fertilizer, phosphorus is also used in preparation of laundry detergent.
- During World War II this was used in preparation of some types of bombs.
- In order to mix in the soil phosphorus takes at least one crore years.
- The current cost of phosphorous is 7 times higher when compared to 50years back.