4 P + 5 O2 2 P2O5

This is an oxidation-reduction (redox) reaction:

4 P0 - 20 e- 4 PV (oxidation)

10 O0 + 20 e- 10 O-II (reduction)

P is a reducing agent, O2 is an oxidizing agent.

Reactants:

  • P
    • O2
      • Names: Dioxygen source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-07, Oxygen source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04source: wikidata, accessed on: 2019-09-07, Oxygen (liquefied) source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04
      • Appearance: Odourless compressed gas source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04; Liquefied gas. colourless-to-blue extremely cold liquid source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04

    Products:

    • P2O5
      • Names: Phosphorus pentoxide source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04, Diphosphorus pentoxide source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04, Phosphorus(V) oxide source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27
      • Appearance: White powder | very deliquescent | odorless source: wikipedia, accessed on: 2019-09-27; Hygroscopic white crystals or powder source: ICSC, accessed on: 2019-09-04