[ahr-seen, ahr-seen, -sin]
- Also called arseniuretted hydrogen. a colorless, flammable, slightly water-soluble gas, AsH3, having a fetid, garliclike odor, used in chemical warfare.
- any derivative of this compound in which one or more hydrogen atoms are replaced by organic groups.
Origin of arsine
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The dissolved portion is readily converted into arsine by aluminium.Poisons: Their Effects and Detection
Alexander Wynter Blyth
If the tube is not heated, the arsine burns along with the hydrogen at the jet.
Arsine is a gas with a peculiar garlic-like odor, and is intensely poisonous.
(a) Write equations for the complete combustion of hydrosulphuric acid, methane, and arsine.
- a colourless poisonous gas used in the manufacture of organic compounds, to dope transistors, and as a military poisonous gas. Formula: AsH 3
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