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Physical & Chemical properties

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Phosphorus trichloride is a clear, volatile liquid which reacts violently with water or atmospheirc moisture with the evolution of heat, to form phosphoric acid and hydrochloric acid.

Summary of the physical and chemical properties of phosphorus trichloride

Property

Value

Melting point

–93.6 °C

Boiling point at 1013hPa

76.1 °C

Density at 21°C

1.575g/cm³

Vapour pressure at 25 °C

120 mmHg

Surface Tension at 25C

27.98 mmN/m

Flammability

Non-flammable

 

No explosivity is predicted as the substance does not containg any chemical groups associated with explosive properties.