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phosphine

Chemical structure of phosphine, PH3

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Etymology

From phosph- + -ine.

Noun

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phosphine

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s

phosphine (s)
  1. (chemistry, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) a toxic gas; hydride of phosphorus, PH3
  2. (chemistry, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) any alkyl or aryl derivative of this compound, PR3 (where at least one R is not H)

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  • Any specific substituted phosphine is named as a phosphane e.g. methylphosphane

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