Problem: A common form of elemental phosphorus is the tetrahedral P4 molecule, where all four phosphorus atoms are equivalent: At room temperature phosphorus is a solid. How many P - P bonds are there in the molecule?

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The Lewis structure for P4 is:

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A common form of elemental phosphorus is the tetrahedral P4 molecule, where all four phosphorus atoms are equivalent:

 A diagram shows P4 as four atoms arranged in a pyramid shape, each single bonded to the other three atoms.

At room temperature phosphorus is a solid. How many P - P bonds are there in the molecule?