Calcium phosphate is an odorless white solid. Sinks and mixes with water. (USCG, 1999)
3.14 g/cu cm
1670 deg C
158ºC at 760mmHg
Calcium phosphate [Ca
),] is a white insoluble powder and is the main constituent of bones. Calcium phosphate occurs naturally as rock phosphate in the mineral apatite Ca
,which contains OH
ions to a small extent.
Calcium ions and hydrogen phosphate ions react in the presence of an alkali to produce calcium phosphate.
Calcium phosphate is used extensively as a fertilizer. Dicalci