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Balancing Equations with Calcium Phosphate and Water

Please can you help me, I need to find balanced chemical equations for:

a) The reaction of calcium phosphide and water to produce phosphine and calcium hydroxide;

b) The oxide formed when phosphorus burns in air, dissolves in water to give a solution of phosphoric acid (H3PO4).

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a) Write out the components, then balance starting with Ca, then balance P, then H and O ...

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The solution offers a quick, clear show of how to find the balanced equations for the calcium phosphate-water and phosphorus-air reactions described.