Periodic Table of the Elements: Bismuth

Name: Bismuth
Symbol: Bi
Atomic Number: 83
Atomic Mass: 208.980
Atomic Volume: 21.31 cc/mol
Discovered By: Bismuth was isolated by Claude Geoffroy the Younger in 1753, but was known to medieval chemists, and often confused with tin and lead
Discovery Date: 1753
Origin of Name: Bismuth - (German) Weisse Masse (white mass), later Wismuth and Bisemuthum
Toxicity: Readily soluble salts are toxic; they have astringent action. Insoluble salts are practically harmless.
Summary: Bismuth occurs native in Nature, and in ores. Bismuth has poor thermal and electrical conductivity. Bismuth compounds are used in antacid medicine.


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HHe
LiBeBCNOFNe
NaMgAlSiPSClAr
KCaScTiVCrMnFeCoNiCuZnGaGeAsSeBrKr
RbSrYZrNbMoTcRuRhPdAgCdInSnSbTeIXe
CsBaLaCePrNdPmSmEuGdTbDyHoErTmYbLuHfTaWReOsIrPtAuHgTlPbBiPoAtRn
FrRaAcThPaUNpPuAmCmBkCfEsFmMdNoLr

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