Atomic symbol: P
Atomic number: 15
Atomic mass: 30.97
Appearance: Either a white or red solid at 25°C
Series: Reactive nonmetal
Electron configuration: 1s² 2s² 2p⁶ 3s² 3p³
Highly reactive, never found as a free element.
Exists most commonly as either white phosphorus or red phosporus.
Fun Fact! Red phosphorus coats the sides of matchboxes and tips of matches.