PHOSPHORUS PENTOXIDE - (1314-56-3)

Introduction

Name: phosphorus pentoxide
* IUPAC
CAS Number: 1314-56-3
Chemical Formula: P2O5
Molar Mass: 141.944522 g
Mass Percent: P 43.642 %; O 56.357 % 

Classification

• inorganic

Uses/Function

• "Drying and dehydrating agent. Condensing agent in organic synthesis." 1

Bonding

Bonding: polar covalent
Ionic Character: 37.88 %

For More Information

Sources

(1) - The Merck Index: An Encyclopedia of Chemicals, Drugs, and Biologicals, 13th ed.; Budavari, S.; O'Neil, M.J.; Smith, A.; Heckelman, P. E.; Kinneary, J. F., Eds.; Merck & Co.: Whitehouse Station, NJ, 2001; entry 7441.