Arsenic

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Last updated 8 years ago

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Science
Subject:
Chemistry

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Arsenic

-Arsenic compounds were mined by the early Chinese, Greek, and Egyption civilizations -It is believed that Albertus Magnus, a German alchemist, first identified the element in 1250 A.D.

Arsenic

Symbol - AsLatin Name - arsenicum

Car Battery:the battery lead is alloyed with arsenic.

History

Bullets:helps strengthen and round the bullets

Rice:Bleaching to get a white color

Emitted into the enviroment by copper, lead, and zinc producing industries. Plants and fish absorb arsenic easily.Arsenic can not be distroyed once it has entered the enviroment.

- vomiting-adominal pain- diarrhea-dehydration-bladder, kidney, lung, skin camcer-death

- not souluable in natural state-smells like almonds-deadly toxic

-Arsenic level between 10 parts per billion (ppb) and 500 parts ppb - water is undrinkable.-Arsenic level above 500 parts ppb; don't use any water. No showering, flushing the toilets, or washing dishes.

Dangerous Concentration Levels

Symptoms

Arsenic Acidused to make some dyes

Arsine used in the metal industries

Arsenic Trioxidecolorles glass production & in electronics

3 compounds

Unique Properties

Enviromental damage


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