University Chemistry ›› 2022, Vol. 37 ›› Issue (9): 2204058.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX202204058

Special Issue: 化学科普(2022)

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The Tale of Arsenic

Shuhang Niu1, Quanhai Fang1, Jing Yan1,*(), Ningjing Cai2, Yi Yan1,*()   

  1. 1 School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an 710129, China
    2 Queen Mary University of London Engineering School, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an 710072, China
  • Received:2022-04-17 Accepted:2022-06-14 Published:2022-08-31
  • Contact: Jing Yan,Yi Yan;


Arsenic has played an irreplaceable role in human history but is notorious for its toxicity. This paper highlights the history, basic properties, role in human life, and applications of some important compounds of arsenic by means of anthropomorphism. The goals are to spark the interest of readers, provoke their thinking, and change their general impression of arsenic.

Key words: Arsenic, Arsenic compound, Application, Arsenic trioxide


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