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phosphorus pentoxide (phosphorus(v) oxide)

 
   
P{TAG(tag=>sub)}4{TAG}O{TAG(tag=>sub)}10{TAG} (see the diagram) An important oxide of phosphorus. It is a white solid which is an exceptionally strong dehydrating agent, capable even of dehydrating concentrated sulphuric acid, and is used to dehydrate amides RCONH{TAG(tag=>sub)}2{TAG} to nitriles RCN.

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