A tetrahedral molecule is the way that some substances are structured. This structure can appear in everyday things that we consume or use. One example of a tetrahedral molecule is a phosphate ion. Phosphate ions are a conjugate base, is the base member of a pair of compounds that transform into each other, of hydrogen phosphate. Additionally, hydrogen phosphate is a conjugate base of dihydrogen phosphate. When you mix dihydrogen phosphate and hydrogen phosphate, you get salt. These salts can be used in fertilizers and cooking. Most salts that are made through hydrogen phosphate and dihydrogen phosphate are colorless, water soluble and non toxic.

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