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Why is there Phosphorus in Urine?

According to WebMD, the kidneys filter out excess phosphate from the body, which is consumed from our food. Phosphate is an ion that contains phosphorus and is an essential mineral for bones, teeth, nerves and muscles. 


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Symbol: P

Atomic Number: 15

Atomic Mass: 30.974 amu

Electron Configuration: [Ne] 3s23p3 

Year Discovered: 1669

Discovered By: Hennig Brandt 

Last Updated: 9/11/18