Lewisite (More good common names)

Lewisite is nasty stuff - it's a compound of arsenic with two labile chlorines. As I mentioned yesterday, BAL is its antidote.


Lewisite is a chemical weapon from a particularly brutal era in this regard, and you hear about it a lot less these days. However, there's still plenty floating around...

Have a good weekend.


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If you are interested in learning more about lewisite pleae see my book: Dew of Death: The Story of Lewisite, America's World War I Weapon of Mass Destruction

By Joel Vilensky (not verified) on 20 Oct 2007 #permalink