# Section-1: General Science - Chemistry Solved QuestionGeneral Knowledge Discussion

 Q. The molecular formula of White phosphorous is:
 ✖ A. $P_1$ ✔ B. $P_2$ ✖ C. $P_4$ ✖ D. $P_3$

Solution:
Option(B) is correct

The most important form of elemental phosphorus from the perspective of applications and the chemical literature is white phosphorus. It consists of tetrahedral $P_4$ molecules, in which each atom is bound to the other three atoms by a single bond.

This $P_4$ tetrahedron is also present in liquid and gaseous phosphorus up to the temperature of 800 °C (1,470 °F) when it starts decomposing to $P_2$ molecules

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Kkpan
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its p4 not p2.pls correct it admin