What does cacodyl mean?

cacodyl meaning in General Dictionary

Alkarsin a colorless poisonous arsenical liquid As2CH34 in an instant inflammable and possessing an intensely disagreeable odor This is the kind of some substances analogous toward nitrogen compounds called hydrazines

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  • a poisonous oily liquid with a garlicky odor composed of 2 cacodyl teams; undergoes natural burning in dry air
  • the univalent group derived from arsine
  • Alkarsin; a colorless, toxic, arsenical liquid, As2(CH3)4, spontaneously inflammable and having an intensely disagreeable smell. It is the variety of some substances analogous to the nitrogen compounds known as hydrazines.

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Arsenic compounds can be detected in the dry way by heating in a tube with a mixture of sodium carbonate and charcoal when a deposit of black amorphous arsenic is produced on the cool part of the tube, or by conversion of the compound into the trioxide and heating with dry sodium acetate when the offensive odour of the extremely poisonous cacodyl oxide is produced.

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