Date: Thu Oct 5 10:43:11 2000
Posted By: Jerry McCormick, Staff, Chemistry, Independent Consultant
Area of science: Chemistry
The reaction in question is a simple oxidation-reduction: molecular arsenic
(As,) being oxidized to As(+) and iodine being reduced to I(-). The AsI
resulting then reacts in solution with additional Iodine to form the complex
ion, I3(-) which then is associated with the As(+) to form the compound AsI3.
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