The phosphorus cycle

The phosphorus cycle

The phosphorus cycle describes the movement of phosphorus through the lithosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere.

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cycle, phosphorus cycle, phosphate ion, phosphates, guano, apatite, white phosphorus, red phosphorus, fertilization, fertilizer, human activity, erosion, volcanic activity, volcano, mine, sediment, tectonics, watercourse, plant, animal, bird, human, biology, geography

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Phosphate ion (PO₄³⁻)

A compound ion formed when a phosphoric acid molecule releases a proton.

Phosphoric acid (H₃PO₄)

It is also used as a food additive, limescale and rust remover.

Carbon cycle

Carbon is bound in organic substances during photosynthesis, while during breathing, it is released into the atmosphere.

Nitrogen cycle

Atmospherical nitrogen is bound by bacteria and used by living organisms in the form of various compounds.

Oxygen cycle

The oxygen cycle describes the movement of oxygen within its three main reservoirs.

The water cycle (intermediate)

Water on Earth is in a continuous state of change. The water cycle includes processes such as evaporation, precipitation, melting and freezing.

White phosphorus (P₄)

One of the allotropes of phosphorus.

Red phosphorus

One of the allotropes of phosphorus.

Phosphorus pentoxide (P₂O₅)

A compound formed as white smoke during the combustion of phosphorus.

The water cycle (basic)

Water on Earth is in a continuous state of change. The water cycle includes processes such as evaporation, precipitation, melting and freezing.

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