Some of the elements that make our phones and tablets work are running out!
Lots of important elements are due to run out in 100 years which could mean that we can’t make anymore phones.
Listen to the episode above to hear all about Arsenic, what it is and what important job it does in your phone.
What is Arsenic?
It’s an element with the chemical symbol As – here it is on the periodic table…
What does Arsenic do in phones?
Arsenic is a great electrical conductor and is used in phone and tablet screens to carry the electrical charge from your finger to the phone on your touch screen.
Arsenic is also used in the circuit board in your gadgets.
What else can Arsenic do?
Arsenic can be used for loads of things.
It’s been a medicine and it’s been used in makeup in the Victorian times. But it’s most famously been a poison!
They say Arsenic was used to kill Napoleon Bonaparte.