potassium arsenite


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potassium arsenite

[pə′tas·ē·əm ′ärs·ən‚īt]
(inorganic chemistry)
KH(AsO2)2 Poisonous, hygroscopic, white powder; soluble in alcohol; decomposes slowly in air; used in medicine, on mirrors, and as an analytical reagent. Also known as potassium metarsenite.
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