phosphorus oxide

phosphorus oxide

[′fäs·fə·rəs ′äk‚sīd]
(inorganic chemistry)
An oxygen compound of phosphorus; examples are phosphorus monoxide (P2O), phosphorus trioxide (P2O3), phosphorus suboxide (P4O).
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Bioactive glass contains compounds such as silicon oxide, calcium oxide and phosphorus oxide, and it looks like powdered glass.
5m tonnes annually of phosphorus oxide to Maaden's phosphate capacity.
5 million tonnes annually of phosphorus oxide to Maaden's planned phosphate capacity.
FMC chose to mine the Dry Valley ore body among others considered because it contains a high-quality ore reaching 27% of phosphorus oxide content (Gay Mine ran about 25% phosphorus oxide) and also because the area had all the necessary infrastructure--power, roads, telephones, and railroad service.