phosphorus pentoxide

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phos·pho·rus pen·tox·ide

a corrosive compound, P2O5; the ultimate anhydride of orthophosphoric acid; a drying and dehydrating agent.
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At sufficient concentration of CaO in slag phosphoric anhydride is bound into strong compound 4CaO x [P.
5], while carbon and manganese, present in the melt, reduce phosphoric anhydride.
It is established that kinetics of dephosphorization is determined by content of oxygen in boundary layers of the metal, degree of oxygen transition to the contact surface, on which phosphorus oxidation reaction takes place, degree of phosphorus transition to the same surface, and reaction proper of phosphorus oxidation with formation of phosphoric anhydride.