Asked in Chemical Bonding
What type of chemical bond is Li and P?
Lithium and phosphorous will go through ionic bonding. Lithium is an alkali earth metal, meaning it will lose 2 valence electrons to form 2+ ions. Phosphorous will likely gain 3 electrons to achieve an octet electronic configuration in its outer most shell. However, lithium and phosphorous do not straight away form Li3P2. Phosphorous usually reacts with oxygen in the air to form phosphate (PO4-). ...
Asked in Elements and Compounds
What is the importance of the phosphorus cycle to humans?
The phosphorous cycle is important to humans because without phosphorous in plants, they wouldn't be able to grow because they wouldn't be able to produce the ATP needed for them to grow. Without plants the entire food chain would fall apart and the entire worlds population would die. In other words without the phosphorous cycle life on earth would not be possible. Phosphorous is also found in cell membranes and in animals/humans teeth. And phosphorous wouldn't be made without the phosphorous cycle. ...