phosphorus pentoxide

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phosphorus pentoxide ‎(uncountable)

  1. (inorganic chemistry) the compound, P2O5, formed by the spontaneous combustion of white phosphorus in air; it reacts violently with water to form phosphoric acid and is used as a powerful desiccating agent