Problem: Arsenic is a solid at room temperature, but has a melting point of 354.15 K. Compared to the temperature of the human body, 98.6°F, which is true? a. Arsenic melts at a lower temperature than body temperature, so it could melt in your hand if you hold it,  b. Arsenic melts at a higher temperature than body than temperature, so it wii not melt in your hand if you hold it. c. The melting point of arsenic is less than the freezing point of water. d. The melting point of arsenic is greater than the boiling point of water.  

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Arsenic is a solid at room temperature, but has a melting point of 354.15 K. Compared to the temperature of the human body, 98.6°F, which is true?

a. Arsenic melts at a lower temperature than body temperature, so it could melt in your hand if you hold it, 

b. Arsenic melts at a higher temperature than body than temperature, so it wii not melt in your hand if you hold it.

c. The melting point of arsenic is less than the freezing point of water.

d. The melting point of arsenic is greater than the boiling point of water.

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