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The saturated hydrides of tervalent arsenic, having the general formula AsnHn+2 . Individual members having an unbranched arsenic chain are named arsane, diarsane, triarsane, etc. The name of a saturated hydride of arsenic where one or more arsenic atoms have bonding number 5 is formed by prefixing locants and λ 5 symbols to the name of the corresponding arsane, e.g. H2AsAsHAsH2 triarsane, H4AsAsH3AsH41λ 5,2λ 5,3λ 5-triarsane. Hydrocarbyl derivatives of AsH3 belong to the class arsines.
PAC, 1995, 67, 1307 (Glossary of class names of organic compounds and reactivity intermediates based on structure (IUPAC Recommendations 1995)) on page 1319
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IUPAC. Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 2nd ed. (the "Gold Book"). Compiled by A. D. McNaught and A. Wilkinson. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (1997). XML on-line corrected version: (2006-) created by M. Nic, J. Jirat, B. Kosata; updates compiled by A. Jenkins. ISBN 0-9678550-9-8.
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