Thursday, November 11, 2010

Phôs +phoros,Kidneys and Fiat Lux

drawing by marguerita
So, apropos what I have within me, maybe in more quantities, than by the rule,ha!I began to research the origins or the roots,as we humans seem to be curious creatures.Our bodies,made of chemical,water,mass of carne or carnal and spirituality encased(s0metimes).

To watch the moments,the blue skies,feel the air,the vibrations,answer to our perpetual questioning regarding fear and hope.Sense the passage of moments, the sudden stops and returns.The mind and the body.

So here where go:

Phosphorus got its name because it glows in the dark.

"Phosphorus" is from the Greek words phôs (light) and phoros (bearer), meaning "bringer of light," and the ancient name for the planet Venus when it appears before sunrise.Its symbol is P, from phosphorus.Phosphorus was first isolated in 1669 by German physician Hennig Brand (ca. 1630-1692). Brand was convinced that the key to changing metals into gold could be found in urine. While heating and purifying urine, Brand discovered phosphorus! It was the first time anyone had discovered an element unknown to ancient peoples.

Before Brand's discovery, phosphorus and its various compounds have been mentioned in old manuscripts as phosphorescents, or materials that glow in the dark.

Phosphorus is a nonmetal. An essential constituent of protoplasm, it is used in safety matches, pyrotechnics, incendiary shells, and fertilizers and to protect metal surfaces from corrosion.

As a gas it is colorless, but as a solid it can be a silvery white or a red depending on the how is bonded with itself.It is a vital part of living thing, like in human nervous tissue.

It burns when exposed to air.

Symbol P
Atomic Number 15
Atomic Mass 30.97376
Electron Configuration 2-8-5

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