5 C + 2 P2O5 5 CO2 + 4 P

This is an oxidation-reduction (redox) reaction:

4 PV + 20 e- 4 P0 (reduction)

5 C0 - 20 e- 5 CIV (oxidation)

P2O5 is an oxidizing agent, C is a reducing agent.

Reactants:

  • C
    • Names: Carbon black source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04source: NIOSH NPG, accessed: 2019-09-02, Acetylene black source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04source: NIOSH NPG, accessed: 2019-09-02, Channel black source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02source: NIOSH NPG, accessed: 2019-09-02
    • Appearance: Odourless black pellets or extremely fine powder source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04; Black, odorless solid. source: NIOSH NPG, accessed: 2019-09-02
  • P2O5
    • Names: Phosphorus pentoxide source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04, Diphosphorus pentoxide source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04, Phosphorus(V) oxide source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27
    • Appearance: White powder | very deliquescent | odorless source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27; Hygroscopic white crystals or powder source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04

Products:

  • CO2
    • Names: Carbon dioxide source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04source: NIOSH NPG, accessed: 2019-09-02, CO2 source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02, Carbonic acid gas source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04source: NIOSH NPG, accessed: 2019-09-02
    • Appearance: Colorless gas source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27; Odourless colourless compressed liquefied gas source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04; Colorless, odorless gas. [Note: Shipped as a liquefied compressed gas. Solid form is utilized as dry ice.] source: NIOSH NPG, accessed: 2019-09-02
  • P