Arsenic

33
As
74.92160(2)

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Arsenic is used in lasers.

Properties

Symbol Name Atomic Number Atomic Weight Group Number
As Arsenic 33 74.92160(2) 15

Description

Standard State: solid at 298 K
Color: Metallic gray

Albertus Magnus obtained arsenic in 1250 A.D. Exposure to Arsenic and its compounds should be limited.  Many of the compounds of Arsenic has been used for agricultural insecticides and poisons.  Gallium arsenide is used as a laser material to convert electricity directly into coherent light.