Calcium phosphate

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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.

Properties[change | change source]

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

Occurrence[change | change source]

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

Uses[change | change source]

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

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