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Vocabulary Term Details

Phosphates

Definition (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phosphates)

A phosphate, an inorganic chemical, is a salt of phosphoric acid. In organic chemistry, a phosphate, or organophosphate, is an ester of phosphoric acid. Organic phosphates are important in biochemistry and biogeochemistry or ecology. Inorganic phosphates are mined to obtain phosphorus for use in agriculture and industry. (Wikipedia)

Preferred Units: milligrams per litre

Scope Note:
N/A

Broader TermsNarrower TermsRelated Terms
Inorganic compounds
Ascorbyl phosphate
Phosphates (esters)
Phosphates (salts)
Polyphosphates
Pyrophosphates
Reactive phosphate
Phosphorus

This term is used for the following terms: 
PO4

Approved Date
16-Oct-2012

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