This little thing is a monocyclic compound made from 4 carbon atoms and an arsenic atom (as well as 5 hydrogens)…

It bears the unfortunate name of arsole. I’m not even joking. Arsole is also, and I quote, “a mildly aromatic ring”. In fact, there are a whole series of these compounds that exist. That’s right — there are lots of arsoles out there. Technically, a whole family of arsoles.

If you feel the need to read about these arsoles, there are a few papers written about them!

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