How Did Arsenic Get Its Name?

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The name for the element arsenic (As) comes from the Greek word arsenikos and the Latin word arsenicum which means male and yellow orpiment. You can find more information here: http://www.chemicalelements.com/elements/as.html
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Arsenic is highly poisonous and has been used to make insecticides and rat poison. The word itself comes from the Persian word Zarnikh, meaning "yellow orpiment", or yellow
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The symbol As is just from Arsenic. It would be 'Ar', but that's already taken, by Argon, earlier in the periodic table.
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It's believed that Albertus Magnus obtained the element in 1250 A.D. (arsenic
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Arsenic and Old Lace is generally associated with the 1944 film starring Cary Grant, about two old ladies who murder their gentlemen-visitors. Before that, though, it was a long-running
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