Facts about Bismuth

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Facts about the Definition of the Element Bismuth
The Element Bismuth is defined as...
A white, crystalline, brittle, highly diamagnetic metallic element used in alloys to form sharp castings for objects sensitive to high temperatures and in various low-melting alloys for fire-safety devices. The most common uses of Interesting are in Pharmaceuticals, Fuses, Fire detection, Magnets and Bismuth oxychloride.
 

Interesting Facts about the Origin and Meaning of the element name Bismuth
What are the origins of the word Bismuth ?
The name originates from the German word 'wissmuth' meaning white mass and the Latin word bisemutum.


 

Facts about the Classification of the Element Bismuth
Bismuth is classified in the 'Other Metals' section which can be located in groups 13, 14, and 15 of the Periodic Table. All of these elements are solid, have a relatively high density and are opaque.
 

Brief Facts about the Discovery and History of the Element Bismuth
Was used in Ancient times and used by the ancient Asians, Egyptians, Greeks, Romans and Chinese. Bismuth was discovered by Claude Geoffrey Junine in 1753.
 

Occurrence of the element Bismuth in the Atmosphere
From bismuthinite and bismite ores. It is produced in USA, Canada, South America and Japan
 

Common Uses of Bismuth
Pharmaceuticals
Fuses
Fire detection
Magnets
Bismuth oxychloride
 

The Properties of the Element Bismuth

Name of Element : Bismuth
Symbol of Element : Bi
Atomic Number of Bismuth : 83
Atomic Mass: 208.98038 amu
Melting Point: 271.3 C - 544.45 K
Boiling Point: 1560.0 C - 1833.15 K
Number of Protons/Electrons in Bismuth : 83
Number of Neutrons in Bismuth : 126
Crystal Structure: Rhombohedral
Density @ 293 K: 9.8 g/cm3
Color of Bismuth : white


The element Bismuth and the Periodic Table
Find out more facts about Bismuth on the Periodic Table which arranges every chemical element according to its atomic number, as based on the periodic law, so that chemical elements with similar properties are in the same column. Our Periodic Table is simple to use - just click on the symbol for Bismuth for additional facts and info and for an instant comparison of the Atomic Weight, Melting Point, Boiling Point and Mass - G/cc of Bismuth with any other element. An invaluable source for more interesting facts and information about the Bismuth element and as a Chemistry reference guide.
 

Facts and Info about the element Bismuth - IUPAC and the Modern Standardised Periodic Table
The Standardised Periodic Table in use today was agreed by the International Union of Pure Applied Chemistry, IUPAC, in 1985 which includes the Bismuth element. The famous Russian Scientist, Dimitri Mendeleev, perceived the correct classification method of "the periodic table" for the 65 elements which were known in his time. Bismuth was discovered by Claude Geoffrey Junine in 1753, although it as used in Ancient times and used by the ancient Asians, Egyptians, Greeks, Romans and Chinese. The Standardised Periodic Table now recognises more periods and elements than Dimitri Mendeleev knew in his day but still all fitting into his concept of the "Periodic Table" in which Bismuth is just one element that can be found.
 

Facts and Info about the Element Bismuth
 

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