Arsenic Chris Buse

  • Comes from the Greek Arsinikon meaning yellow orpiment.
  • Arsenic is poisonous.
  • The atomic symbol is As.
  • Arsenic is solid at room temperature.
  • It is a metalloid.
  • Discovered by Albertus Magnus in 1250.


Atomic Number
Atomic Mass
Protons
Neutrons
Electrons
Melting Point
Boiling Point
33
74.9216
33
42
33
817C
615C


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Interesting Info:

  • Used in weed killers and rat poison.
  • 56th most common element on Earth.
  • The 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries saw the application of arsenic in the form of medicines.
  • Was used to "get rid of" your husband or wife, or anyone else you wanted dead.