Title

Arsenic and No Lace

Date

6-1-2017 12:15 PM

End Time

1-6-2017 1:00 PM

Location

NS 101

Department

Chemistry

Session Chair

Arlene Courtney

Session Title

Chemistry Capstone Seminars

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Arlene Courtney

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

Arsenic is sometimes referred to as “The King of Poisons” for its use in murders, as seen in a number of Agatha Christie novels. However, arsenic has a far more complex and fascinating relationship with humanity. As an element, it has a number of unique properties and can be found in a number of compounds for multiple uses. Arsenic is a versatile element and can be used for various purposes such as wood treatments, medicine, and electronics. However, these uses can be hazardous, as arsenic can be toxic to both the environment and humans. A common source of extensive arsenic exposure is contaminated water in a number of countries and the consumption of rice worldwide. These exposures can cause a variety of health issues, and as mentioned earlier, arsenic has been used as a murder weapon for hundreds of years for its toxicity. This element has become a major feature in forensics and has captured the public’s imagination. This presentation will discuss the history, importance, and impact of this intriguing element.

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Jun 1st, 12:15 PM Jun 1st, 1:00 PM

Arsenic and No Lace

NS 101

Arsenic is sometimes referred to as “The King of Poisons” for its use in murders, as seen in a number of Agatha Christie novels. However, arsenic has a far more complex and fascinating relationship with humanity. As an element, it has a number of unique properties and can be found in a number of compounds for multiple uses. Arsenic is a versatile element and can be used for various purposes such as wood treatments, medicine, and electronics. However, these uses can be hazardous, as arsenic can be toxic to both the environment and humans. A common source of extensive arsenic exposure is contaminated water in a number of countries and the consumption of rice worldwide. These exposures can cause a variety of health issues, and as mentioned earlier, arsenic has been used as a murder weapon for hundreds of years for its toxicity. This element has become a major feature in forensics and has captured the public’s imagination. This presentation will discuss the history, importance, and impact of this intriguing element.