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White deliquescent crystals that are highly toxic. Arsenic pentoxide is used in insecticides, fungicides, textile dyeing and printing, and in glass manufacturing.
Synonyms and Related Terms
arsenic (V) oxide; arsenic anhydride; arsenic acid anhydride
Highly toxic by ingestion and inhalation. Potential carcinogen and mutagen.
Fisher Scientific: MSDS
Physical and Chemical Properties
Soluble in water, ethanol.
|Molecular Weight||mol. wt. = 229.84|
Resources and Citations
- Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
- The Merck Index, Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983 Comment: entry 839