Calcium phosphate facts for kids

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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

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

Occurrence

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

Uses

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

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