|Origin of Name
||From the Greek word "arsenikos"
and the Latin word "arsenicum," meaning yellow orpiment
|Date and Place of Discovery
||It's been used since ancient times, but the first recorded use was in 1250 when Albert
the Great, an alchemist, heated a compound containing arsenic.
Albert the Great aka Albertus Magnus
- It and all its compounds are poisonous.
- It can contaminate ground water which is what occurred in Bangladesh (see
- Poisons, such as insecticides
- Electrical conduits