Calcium phosphate

chemical compound

Calcium phosphate is a chemical compound. Its chemical formula is Ca3(PO4)2, although there are other formulas, like Ca2HPO4 (dicalcium phosphate) and Ca(H2PO4)2 (monocalcium phosphate). It is made of calcium and phosphate ions.

PropertiesEdit

It is a white or gray solid. It becomes more insoluble when heated; most chemicals become more soluble (more easily dissolved).

OccurrenceEdit

It is found in teeth, bones, and milk. It is found in the ground, too.

UsesEdit

It is used to make phosphoric acid. It is used to make fertilizer. It is also used in bovine milk

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