Interesting Facts About Phosphorous

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Posted on: May 18, 2011

Interesting Facts About Phosphorous

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.

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