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  1. Bismuth is a chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol Bi and atomic number 83. (Web site)
  2. Bismuth is a silver-white, reddish-tinged, brittle metallic element with a rhombohedral crystalline structure. (Web site)
  3. Bismuth is used as an alloying agent in production of malleable irons.
  4. Bismuth is used in producing malleable irons and is finding use as a catalyst for making acrylic fibers.
  5. Bismuth is a metallic chemical element with atomic weight 208.98038 amu.


  1. Lead-free bismuth compounds are used in cosmetics and in medical procedures.
  2. When deposited in sufficiently thin layers on a substrate, bismuth is a semiconductor, rather than a poor metal.
  3. Almost all compounds of bismuth contain trivalent bismuth. (Web site)
  4. Bismuth subnitrate is a component of glaze s that produces an iridescent luster finish.
  5. Sometimes call Eka-bismuth.[5] Ununquadium Uuq Ununquadium is a IUPAC systematic element name.


  1. Four more elements were probably known and were unmistakably described by the medieval alchemists: arsenic, antimony, bismuth, and zinc. (Web site)
  2. Claude Geoffroy le Jeune bismuth ore wanted (Claude Geoffroy the younger) showed in 1753 that bismuth antimony this metal is distinct from lead.

Pink Tinge

  1. Bi Bismuth is a brittle metal which is silvery in colour with a pink tinge. (Web site)
  2. Bismuth 83 White crystalline metal with a pink tinge, belongs to group 15.


  1. Bismuth glance, bismuth sulphide; bismuthinite. (Web site)
  2. Bismuthinite is a mineral consisting of bismuth sulfide (Bi 2 S 3). It is an important ore for bismuth. (Web site)


  1. Fabrique Nationale de Herstal uses bismuth in the projectiles for its FN 303 less-lethal riot gun.
  2. No other metal is more naturally diamagnetic (as opposed to superdiamagnetic) than bismuth, and it has a high electrical resistance.
  3. Bismuth oxychloride is extensively used in cosmetics and bismuth subnitrate and subcarbonate are used in medicine.
  4. Bismuth phosphomolybdate is a catalyst in the production of acrylonitrile, an important raw material for fibres and plastics. (Web site)
  5. Elemental bismuth is one of very few substances of which the liquid phase is denser than its solid phase (water being the best-known example). (Web site)

Average Price

  1. The average price for bismuth in 2000 was US$ 7.70 per kilogram.
  2. Bismuth telluride is an excellent thermoelectric material; it is widely used.
  3. While bismuth was traditionally regarded as the element with the heaviest stable isotope, it had long been suspected to be unstable on theoretical grounds. (Web site)
  4. Also, the product Bibrocathol is an organic molecule containing Bismuth and is used to treat eye infections. (Web site)
  5. The average price for bismuth in 2000 was US$ 3.50 per pound.


  1. They did this by bombarding bismuth -204 with heavy nuclei of chromium -54. (Web site)
  2. Among the heavy metals, bismuth trioxide it is the heaviest and the only non-toxic (disputed — see talk page).


  1. In 2005, China was the top producer of bismuth with at least 40% of the world share followed by Mexico and Peru, reports the British Geological Survey. (Web site)
  2. Canada, Bolivia, Japan, Mexico, bismuth shot reloading and Peru are major bismuth crystals producers.

Low Melting

  1. Many bismuth alloys have low melting points and are widely used for fire detection and suppression system safety devices. (Web site)
  2. Bismuth is relatively nontoxic and has a low melting point, so crystals may be grown using a household stove.

Yellow Fumes

  1. When combusted with oxygen, bismuth burns with a blue flame and its oxide forms yellow fumes.
  2. Bismuth does not tarnish in air, but when heated it burns to form yellow fumes of the trioxide. (Web site)


  1. He was able to show that cobalt was the source of the blue color in glasses, which previously had been attributed to the bismuth found with cobalt.
  2. This unprecedented event reflects an extreme scarcity of bismuth, perhaps temporary.
  3. Thus world bismuth production from refineries is a more complete and reliable statistic. (Web site)
  4. The difference between world bismuth mine production and refinery production reflects bismuth's status as a byproduct metal. (Web site)


  1. The melt is treated in a reverberatory furnace with air, steam, and sulfur, which oxidizes the contaminants except silver, gold, and bismuth.
  2. Most diamagnetic of all metals, bismuth has the lowest thermal conductivity of all the elements except mercury.


  1. The most important ores of bismuth are bismuthinite and bismite. (Web site)
  2. A rare radioactive metalloid, polonium is chemically similar to tellurium and bismuth and occurs in uranium ores.


  1. Artificial bismuth was commonly used in place of the actual mineral.
  2. Bismuth expands upon solidification; this unusual property makes it useful in type-metal alloys and for castings. (Web site)
  3. Because bismuth expands on freezing, it was long an important component of low-melting typesetting alloys, which needed to expand to fill printing molds. (Web site)
  4. In the Earth's crust, bismuth is about twice as abundant as gold.
  5. Bismuth will behave similarly with another of its major metals, copper. (Web site)


  1. Bismuth subsalicylate (the active ingredient in Pepto-Bismol) is used as an antidiarrheal and to treat some other gastro-intestinal diseases.
  2. Bismuth subsalicylate is a bright pink liquid used as an antidiarrheal.
  3. An alternative is to start bismuth subsalicylate (1 oz every 30 minutes for eight doses).

Active Ingredient

  1. Also, bismuth subgallate (the active ingredient in Devrom) is used as an internal deodorant to treat malodor from flatulence (or gas) and stool.
  2. Bismuth subgallate (the active ingredient in Devrom) is used as an internal deodorant to treat malodor from flatulence (or gas) and feces. (Web site)

Make Them

  1. The fact that bismuth and many of its alloys expand slightly when they solidify make them ideal for this purpose.
  2. The fact that bismuth and many of its alloys expand slightly when they freeze make them ideal for this purpose.


  1. The lack of malleability does, however, make bismuth unsuitable for use in expanding hunting bullets.
  2. Bismuth(III) oxide, carbonate, or subnitrate in crackling microstars (dragon's eggs) in pyrotechnics Replacement for lead in shot and bullets. (Web site)

Ore Processing

  1. Bismuth produced in the United States is obtained as a by-product of copper, gold, lead, silver, tin and especially lead ore processing.
  2. Bismuth is mainly a byproduct of lead ore processing.

Been Used

  1. A carrier for U -235 or U-233 fuel in nuclear reactors Bismuth has also been used in solders.
  2. As noted above, bismuth has been used in solders; its low toxicity will be especially important for solders to be used in food processing equipment. (Web site)


  1. Hirsh was certain that eka-caesium would not be found in nature, and that Hulubei had instead observed mercury or bismuth X-ray lines. (Web site)
  2. Though virtually unseen in nature, high-purity bismuth can form distinctive hopper crystals. (Web site)
  3. Due to bismuth's crystalline nature, the bismuth bullets shatter into a non-toxic powder on impact, making recovery and recycling easy.


  1. Owing to its extraordinarily long half-life, for nearly all applications bismuth can be treated as if it is stable and non-radioactive.
  2. Due to this phenomenal half-life, reloading bismuth bismuth can be treated interesting facts about bismuth as if it is stable and non-radioactive.


  1. As with lead, overexposure to bismuth can result in the formation of a black deposit on the gingiva, known as a bismuth line.
  2. Anatomical alloy is a fusible alloy consisting of 53.5 per cent bismuth, 19 percent tin, 17 per cent lead and 10.5 per cent mercury. (Web site)
  3. One of the most modern uses for bismuth is as a replacement for the more toxic lead in metal alloys and solder. (Web site)

Sometimes Used

  1. Bismuth oxychloride is sometimes used in cosmetics.
  2. Bismuth is sometimes used in the production of shot and shotgun slugs. (Web site)


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