The raman spectrum of phosphorus
The Raman spectrum of yellow phosphorus as vapour, liquid, solid, and solution in carbon disulphide has been obtained. Only small changes in frequency are observed while passing from solid to liquid and to vapour, indicating the non-polar character of the molecule. The spectrum of carbon disulphide is rendered weak although the spectrum of phosphorus in solution comes out strongly. A strong fluorescent band extending from 6230 Å. U. to 6550 Å.U. has also been recorded in all cases.