What chemical/molecule is this?

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It is, without question, a tetrahedral model with the following possibilities:

Methane
Phosphate
Ammonium


EDIT TO ADD

Just saw the double bond.....it's phosphate!
 
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It is intended to be phosphate. Strictly speaking, it is phosphoric acid PO(OH)3, without the hydrogens showing, which actually looks a little different than PO4--- since in phosphate, all of the oxygen atoms are equivalent, while in phosphoric acid, one is double bonded and three are single bonded to the central P.

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MolyMod molecular models sets use purple for the phosphorus nucleus.​

Phosphorus burns a pale bluish green when combusted, but I wonder if anyone has seen a molecule up close to see what it actually looks like? Heisenberg may have, according to my records but that cannot be verified using Google. He was cancelled for his views.​


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MolyMod molecular models sets use purple for the phosphorus nucleus.​

Phosphorus burns a pale bluish green when combusted, but I wonder if anyone has seen a molecule up close to see what it actually looks like? Heisenberg may have, according to my records but that cannot be verified using Google. He was cancelled for his views.​


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It's definitely purple if you look close enough . lol
 

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