A phosphate (PO3−
4) is an inorganic chemical an a saut o phosphoric acid. In organic chemistry, a phosphate, or organophosphate, is an ester o phosphoric acid. O the various phosphoric acids an phosphates, organic phosphates are important in biochemistry an biogeochemistry (ecology), an inorganic phosphates are mined tae obteen phosphorus for uise in agricultur an industry. At elevatit temperaturs in the solit state, phosphates can condense tae form pyrophosphates.
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3D model (JSmol)
|Molar mass||94.9714 g mol−1|
Except whaur itherwise notit, data are gien for materials in thair staundart state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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In biology, addin phosphates tae—an remuivin them frae—proteins in cells are baith pivotal in the regulation o metabolic processes. Referred tae as phosphorylation an dephosphorylation, respectively, thay are important ways that energy is stored an released in livin seestems.