Chemical Warfare

The chemical warfare is the employment as military weapon of the chemical products capable of damaging, hurting or killing the living beings. The chemical products for the war are named chemical military agents and are classifyied under types or categories, according to the effect they produce in the victims. Often the agents are called generically » poisonous gases «, though really they can be and act in the three material states: solid, liquid and gaseous.

Type or category and Examples: military usual name and its(military code).

Nerve  tabun (GA), sarin (GB), soman (GD), VX, VR-55

Blood  arsine (SA), hydrogen cyanide (AC), cyanogen chloride (CK)

Choking  phosgen (CG), diphosgen (DP), chlorine

Blister mustard gas or yperite (HD), lewisite (L), physical mixture of both (HL), phosgene oxime (CX), nitrogen mustard (HN)                   

Vomiting adamsite (DM)                                                    

Tear  CN, CS                                                              

Herbicide blue agent, orange agent                               

Incapacitating BZ