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basically the same thing, thats just their way of telling you that phosphorus is an exception to the octet rule and can take on more than 8 valence electrons, and because it can take on more than 8 valence electrons, it can take on more than 4 bonds.
For a phosphate ion, the most important thing to remember is it breaks the common rules of the octate its has more than 8 electrons and can enter electrons into the d block for the sake of stability Therefore, it can break standard rules. Therefore, use that, Also other elements that due this are P Cl and S
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