Asked by Erica Marquez on Mar 10, 2024

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If arsenic is not particularly soluble in water, how can it be used as a poison that is fed to a person in a drink?

A) It is stirred vigorously in water before being fed to the victim.
B) Lethal doses, even though small, are still soluble in water.
C) It can't be; arsenic is a solid poison administered in food.
D) None of the above; arsenic is very soluble in water.

Soluble

Ability of a substance to dissolve in a solvent, forming a homogeneous mixture at a molecular or ionic level.

  • Identify and explain the significance of solubility in the context of poisons, with particular reference to arsenic.
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Keona Jamison

Mar 10, 2024

Final Answer :
B
Explanation :
Lethal doses of arsenic, despite being small, can dissolve in water, making it possible to ingest through drinking without needing to be highly soluble.