What Is the Melting Point of Arsenic?


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The melting point of arsenic is 1,503 degrees Fahrenheit under pressure. Arsenic is a metalloid whose atomic number is 33 and atomic weight is 74.9216. Arsenic is brittle and tarnishes when exposed to air. It's reactions during tarnishing including first turning yellow and then black.

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What Is the Melting Point of Arsenic?
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When arsenic is heated, it gives off an odor of garlic. Arsenic has been known since antiquity and is a deadly poison. Yet despite its toxicity, arsenic had many purposes, including as a medicine. Arsphenamine was an arsenic-based medicine used to treat syphilis. When combined with copper, arsenic turns a bright green that was used in artists' paint and wallpaper.

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