Chemistry 12th Edition

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 0078021510
ISBN 13: 978-0-07802-151-0

Chapter 2 - Atoms, Molecules, and Ions - Questions & Problems: 2.40

Answer

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Work Step by Step

We know that $P_4$ represents that there are four atoms of phosphorus that are bonded together in a molecule while $4P$ shows that there four phosphorus atoms which are not bonded together.
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