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a colorless, flammable gas used in chemical warfare
Not to be confused with:
arson – malicious burning of property


 (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.


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


(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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An earlier study showed that arsine gas was trapped during retorting following the Fischer Assay procedure [17].
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).
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In the Hach method, hydrogen sulfide is first oxidized to sulfate by the addition of three reagents to prevent interference with the measurement of arsine gas.
5% m/v NaOH), which results in the formation of arsine gas (As[H.
Dasgupta's detector is based on the intense chemiluminescence, a light resulting from a chemical reaction, which occurs during the gas phase reaction of the arsenic compound arsine and ozone.
There were no differences in the Arsine Transformation results and results using percentages.
2007 As, Cd: [16] flame atomic absorption spectrophotometer Hg: cold vapour technique Obiri 2007 [64] Flame atomic absorption spectrophotometer Shimadzu model coupled with an arsine gas generator Adomako et al.
Arsine is a highly toxic gas that can be generated from arsenic compounds under certain conditions, for example, when an arsenic oxide compound comes into contact with an acid; it causes intravascular hemolysis with resultant renal failure
The pre-concentrator is a solid adsorbent that collects Arsine that is then thermally desorbed, replacing the conventional liquid nitrogen trap.