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Hennig Brand Discovered Phosphorus when He Tried to Make Gold from Urine

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After his failure to produce golf from urine, but success in discovering phosphorus, he sold his discovery to Johann Daniel Kraft and Kunckel Von Lowenstern. He sold the idea of his workings because he didn’t want people to find out how he accidentally discovered phosphorus.

Today phosphorus is used in a multitude of uses. It can be used in agriculture as a fertilizer and pesticide, in tooth paste, as a fire starter, and lubricants. While these are very handy uses, one is in particular very bad. Phosphorus has, and at times still is used in weapons of war.

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