Arsenic• Symbol: As• Atomic Number: 33• Atomic Mass: 74.922• Number of Protons: 33(the number of protons is the same as the number of electrons)• Color: Grey when in metal form, yellow when in nonmetal form• In the upper right is a photo of arsenic burning in air
Arsenic Uses• The most famous use for arsenic is as a lethal poison, but did you know that arsenic is also used to prevent rotting in wood, to treat cancer patients, and to conduct electricity? Also, traces of arsenic have even been found in apples, rice, and seafood, particularly shrimp?• To the left is a image of pure metal arsenic in a glass container.
Arsenic in the News• In 1933, a series of four murders by arsenic poisoning were committed by Blanche Taylor Moore, nicknamed The Black Widow. Her murders were the most famous chain of arsenic murders in modern history• Also, a Australian racehorse, Phar Lap, was believed to be murdered by arsenic poisoning.• In the upper right is a photograph of a small tin of arsenic.
Special Thanks• Thanks to Mr Joyner• Thanks to all the people from whom I borrowed yellow chalk• Thanks to the creators and developers of XE: The Elements app• Thanks to my parents and family