Phosphate

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Phosphate
Stereo skeletal formula o phosphate
Aromatic baw an stick model o phosphate
Space-fillinn model o phosphate
Names
Seestematic IUPAC name
Phosphate[1]
Identifiers
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Beilstein Reference 3903772
ChEBI CHEBI:18367 YesY
ChemSpider 1032 YesY
ECHA InfoCard 100.110.746
Gmelin Reference 1997
MeSH Phosphates
UNII NK08V8K8HR YesY
Properties
PO3−
4
Molar mass 94.9714 g mol−1
Except whaur itherwise notit, data are gien for materials in thair staundart state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Infobox references

A phosphate (PO3−
4
) is an inorganic chemical an a saut o phosphoric acid. In organic chemistry, a phosphate, or organophosphate, is an ester o phosphoric acid. O the various phosphoric acids an phosphates, organic phosphates are important in biochemistry an biogeochemistry (ecology), an inorganic phosphates are mined tae obteen phosphorus for uise in agricultur an industry.[2] At elevatit temperaturs in the solit state, phosphates can condense tae form pyrophosphates.

In biology, addin phosphates tae—an remuivin them frae—proteins in cells are baith pivotal in the regulation o metabolic processes. Referred tae as phosphorylation an dephosphorylation, respectively, thay are important ways that energy is stored an released in livin seestems.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Phosphates – PubChem Public Chemical Database". The PubChem Project. USA: National Center of Biotechnology Information. 
  2. "Phosphate Primer".