Sinonimi: orthophosphate | inorganic phosphate
1. A salt of phosphoric acid; SYN. orthophosphate, inorganic phosphate.
2. Carbonated drink with fruit syrup and a little phosphoric acid.
Salt of phosphoric acid; non-biodegradable ingredient in some detergents; fertilizer containing phosphorus.
Salt or ester of phosphoric acid. Incomplete neutralization of phosphoric acid gives rise to acid phosphates (see acid salts and buffer). Phosphates are used as fertilizers, and are required for the development of healthy root systems. They are involved in many biochemical processes, often as part of complex molecules, such as ATP.