Its symbol:

The symbol for Phosphorus on the periodic table is P.

Its atomic number:

Phosphorus’ atomic number is 15, it is the fifteenth element on the periodic table. The atomic number represents how many protons there are in its nucleus. It also represents how many electrons there are around the nucleus.

Its atomic weight:

The atomic weight of phosphorus is 30.973761.

What color it is?

Phosphorus has four colors. They are black, violet, white and red (powder).

What is its atomic configuration?

Phosphorus has fifteen protons and sixteen neutrons in its nucleus. Its first shell consists of two electrons. The second shell holds eight electrons. Phosphorus’ third and final shell consists of five electrons.

When it was discovered?

The element, Phosphorus, was discovered in 1669.

Who discovered it?

German alchemist, Hennig Brand, discovered the element of Phosphorus.

How did it get its name?

Phosphorus comes from the Greek word, fosforos, a light carrier.

Is it is a stable element or not?

Phosphorus is not a stable element. It is very reactive with the element of Oxygen.

What state of matter it is commonly found in?

Phosphorus is commonly found as a solid at room temperature.

What the element is used for?

Phosphorus is used for matches, fertilizers , lubricants and detergents.

Where in the world it is found?

Phosphorus is found on planet earth in water, soil and many sediments.