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 Math - text symbols to the name of the corresponding arsane, e.g. H2AsAsHAsH2 triarsane, H4AsAsH3AsH4 1Math - text,2Math - text,3Math - text-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