A report on Phosphorus and Napalm

White phosphorus exposed to air glows in the dark
North American F-100 Super Sabre deploying napalm in a training exercise.
The tetrahedral structure of P4O10 and P4S10.
A stable diphosphene, a derivative of phosphorus(I).
Results of a napalm strike by the Aviation navale on suspected Viet Minh positions during the First Indochina War, December 1953
Robert Boyle
Riverboat of the US Brown-water navy deploying an ignited napalm mixture from a riverboat-mounted flamethrower in Vietnam.
Guano mining in the Central Chincha Islands, ca. 1860.
Mining of phosphate rock in Nauru
Match striking surface made of a mixture of red phosphorus, glue and ground glass. The glass powder is used to increase the friction.
Phosphorus explosion

One of Fieser's colleagues suggested adding phosphorus to the mix which increased the "ability to penetrate deeply [...] into the musculature, where it would continue to burn day after day."

- Napalm

Owing to its pyrophoricity, white phosphorus is used as an additive in napalm.

- Phosphorus
White phosphorus exposed to air glows in the dark

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