Detection of Phosphorus in Organic Compounds

Detection of Phosphorus: The procedure for the detection of phosphorus in an organic compound involves the following steps. Step 1 : An organic compound is heated strongly with an oxidizing agent such as concentrated nitric acid (HNO3) and a mixture of sodium carbonate( Na2CO3) and potassium nitrate (KNO3). Step 2: The residue is extracted with …

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