NMR properties:

Magnetogyric Ratio NMR frequency Natural abundance (NA) Nuclear spin (I) Quadrupole moment (Q) Reference sample
75 As 4.5961510^7 rad/sT 17.1226MHz 100% 3.5 31.4fm²


75 As

(L. arsenicum, Gr. arsenikon, yellow orpiment, identified with arenikos, male, from the belief that metals
were different sexes; Arabic, Az-zernikh, the orpiment from Persian zerni-zar, gold) Elemental arsenic
occurs in two solid modifications: yellow, and gray or metallic, with specific gravities of 1.97, and 5.73,
respectively. It is believed that Albertus Magnus obtained the element in 1250 A.D. In 1649 Schroeder
published two methods of preparing the element. Mispickel, arsenopyrite, (FeSAs) is the most common
mineral from which, on heating, the arsenic sublimes leaving ferrous sulfide.
The element is a steel gray, very brittle, crystalline, semimetallic solid; it tarnishes in air, and when
heated is rapidly oxidized to arsenous oxide with the odor of garlic. Arsenic and its compounds are
Arsenic is used in bronzing, pyrotechny, and for hardening and improving the sphericity of shot. The
most important compounds are white arsenic, the sulfide, Paris green, calcium arsenate, and lead
arsenate; the last three have been used as agricultural insecticides and poisons. Marsh's test makes use of
the formation and ready decomposition of arsine. Arsenic is finding increasing uses as a doping agent in
solid-state devices such as transistors. Gallium arsenide is used as a laser material to convert electricity
directly into coherent light.