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Each of the following is true for white and red phosphorus except that they:

A

are both soluble in

B

can be oxidized by heating in air

C

consist of the same kind of atoms

D

can be converted into one another.

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Solution

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Correct option is
A

are both soluble in

White phosphorus, yellow phosphorus or simply tetraphosphorus () exists as molecules made up of four atoms in a tetrahedral structure. As phosphorous molecule is non polar,so it dissolves in non polar solvent like carbon disulfide, .

Hence option A is correct.

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