Arsenic Research Paper

1038 Words5 Pages
The letter A stands for atomic properties of Arsenic. Arsenic’s atomic number is 33, and Its atomic mass is 74.9216amu. Arsenic is a metalloid, which means it has properties of both nonmetals and metals. This element is also a semiconductor. Arsenic has 8 Isotopes and Its density is 5.72 g/cm3. Arsenic has a melting point of 817.0 °C, and Its boiling point is 613.0 °C. Arsenic has a rhombohedral crystal structure, and it is usually found in a solid form while on earth. This element is found in group 15, p-block, on the periodic table, and Its period is period 4. Its electron configuration is [Ar] 4s2 3d10 4p3.
B stands for beauty because, in The 1800’s arsenic was a huge beauty statement in Europe. It was originally found in Styria (
…show more content…
The beauty products that contained arsenic usually contained other deadly substances too. They contained toxic elements like lead, and mercury. The women and men who put these products on their skin would have the product slowly eat away at their skin, causing blemishes, scars, and imperfections to the face. The marks left on these women and mens’ faces usually caused them to use even more makeup. They had no idea that the makeup was the cause of their pain and blemishes. The usage of this “beauty product” also caused many women to get sick and die. C stands for chromosomal effects on lab rats! Arsenic is made in both organic and inorganic forms. Arsenic can either cause a quick, agonizing death, or it could make a living organism very sick. It is even linked to cancer. It’s not conclusive to whether or not arsenic actually causes cancer, but there is a minute amount of evidence that connects arsenic to cancer within lab animals. There are however studies that show that arsenic damages whole chromosomes. Arsenic does not damage the DNA in inherited genetic material. In mature chromosomes the DNA affected by arsenic affects the repair of damaged DNA, causes cells to multiply ( these cell’s aren't necessarily supposed to

More about Arsenic Research Paper

Open Document