Write the difference between white, red and black phosphorus on the basis of their structure and reactivity.

1.  white phosphorus

2.  red phosphorus and

3.  black phosphorus.

Phosphorus has three allotropic forms —

White phosphorus

Red phosphorus

Black phosphorus

1. It is less stable form of P.

More stable than white P.

It is most stable form of P.

2. It is Highly Reactive.

Less reactive than white.

It is least reactive.

3. It has regular tetrahedron structure.

It has polymeric structure.

It has a layered structure.