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arsenic acid

noun, Chemistry
1.
a white, crystalline, water-soluble powder, H 3 AsO 4 ⋅½H 2 O, used chiefly in the manufacture of arsenates.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805
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  • Decomposed by water to form arsenic acid and hydrobromic acid, a corrosive.
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arsenic acid

noun
1.
a white poisonous soluble crystalline solid used in the manufacture of arsenates and insecticides. Formula: H3AsO4
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arsenic acid in Medicine

arsenic acid ar·sen·ic acid (är-sěn'ĭk)
n.
A poisonous, white, translucent crystalline compound used to manufacture medical arsenates.

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