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Answer the following question:
What is the structural difference between white phosphorus and red phosphorus.

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White phosphorus consists of discrete tetrahedral molecule with six covalent bonds.

Red phosphorus has polymeric structure in which tetrahedra are linked together through covalent bond to form chain.

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