phosphorus nitride

phosphorus nitride

[′fäs·fə·rəs ′nī‚trīd]
(inorganic chemistry)
P3N5 Amorphous white solid that decomposes in hot water; insoluble in cold water, soluble in organic solvents; used to dope semiconductors.
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Among the molecules Ziurys and her team have reported are table salt (NaCl); a compound called phosphorus nitride (PN), which contains two of the five most necessary ingredients for life; molecules of HNC, which is a variant form of the organic molecule, hydrogen cyanide; and an ion molecule form of carbon monoxide that comes with a proton attached (HCO+).