was discovered in 1669. The discovery is credited to Hennig Brand.
Brand kept his discovery secret, as alchemists of the time did, and worked with
the phosphorus trying unsuccessfully to use it to produce gold. His recipe was:.
Element Phosphorus (P), Group 15, Atomic Number 15, p-block, Mass 30.974. ...
Phosphorus Element - Visual Elements Periodic Table. Discovery date, 1669.
Jan 5, 2015 ... Hennig Brand, a German, discovered phosphorus quite by accident in 1669
while processing urine in search of a compound that would turn ...
In theory, you could make your own matches using ye olde alchemical recipe for phosphorus
(it was supposed to produce -- you guessed it -- gold), which involves collecting a vat of urine, allowing it to sit to the point of putrefaction, and then boiling it down into a p... More »
Discovery of the element Phosphorus is the earliest for which its discoverer is
known, although details of earlier discoveries of elements may have been lost.
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Dec 17, 2009 ... German alchemist tries to make gold from urine - and discovers phosphorus by
mistake. From "Big Questions" television science series, ...
Phosphorus. Phosphorus is the first element to be discovered having an
historical register. In 1669, a German merchant called Henning Brand obtained ...
Phosphorus was discovered in 1669 by Hennig Brand, who prepared it from
urine. Not less than 50-60 buckets per experiment in fact, each of which required
Named from the Greek word phosphoros ("bringer of light"), elemental
Phosphorus is not found in its elemental form ...