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a colorless, flammable gas used in chemical warfare
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arson – malicious burning of property
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 (är-sēn′, är′sēn′)
A colorless, flammable, very poisonous gas, AsH3, having an odor like garlic and used in chemical warfare, as a solid-state doping agent, and in organic synthesis.

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(Elements & Compounds) a colourless poisonous gas used in the manufacture of organic compounds, to dope transistors, and as a military poisonous gas. Formula: AsH3
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(ɑrˈsin, ˈɑr sin, -sɪn)

a colorless, flammable gas, AsH3, having a fetid odor.
[1875–80; ars (enic) + -ine2]
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Noun1.arsine - a poisonous colorless flammable gas used in organic synthesis and to dope transistors and as a poison gas in warfare
gas - a fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely
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Drugs causing methaemoglobinaemia are acetanilide, alloxan, aniline, arsine, benzene derivatives, bivalent copper, bismuth, bupivacaine, chorates, chloroquine, chromates, dapsone, dimethyl sulfoxide, dinitrophenol, exhaust fumes, ferricyanide, flutamide, hydroxylamine, lidocaine, metoclopramide, naphthalene, nitrates, nitrofuran, nitroglycerin, sodium nitroprusside, paraquet, phenacetin, phenol, phenytoin, rifampin, sulphasalazine and sulphonamides
Exposure to pollutants, such as carbon monoxide, nitrogen and sulphur dioxide, arsine, and ozone, has been linked with impaired kidney oxygenation and function (Fu et al., 2016).
* Petrochemical: Hardness in Chlor-Alkali Brine Purification; Arsine for Olefin Protection; Caustic Scrubber
Since in all the spectrophotometric methods either toxic reagents are used, or extraction of toxic gas arsine (As[H.sub.3]) is required, so a non extracted procedure with leuco crystal violet for As(III) quantification was used.
An earlier study showed that arsine gas was trapped during retorting following the Fischer Assay procedure [17].
The arsABCDR operon is related to resistance to arsenic-derived compounds, including arsine, arsenic, arsenite, and arsenate.
Impregnated activated carbon allows for an expanded range of applications such as removal of acid gases, ammonia and amines, aldehydes, radio-active iodine, mercury and inorganic gases including arsine and phosphine.
Arsenic occurs in four forms which are arsenic (0), arsenite As (III), arsine As (III) and arsenate As (V).Among these four oxidation states the inorganic arsenite and arsenate is commonly found in the water, these are the most prevalent forms of the arsenic [22].
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As occurs in environment in four oxidation states: arsenate (+5), arsenite (+3), elemental arsenic (0), and arsine (-3) [2].