Bismuth

83
Bi
208.98038(2)

Properties

Symbol Name Atomic Number Atomic Weight Group Number
Bi Bismuth 83 208.98038(2) 15

Description

Standard State: solid at 298 K
Color: lustrous reddish white

Bismuth was confused with tin and lead in early times. The confusion was clear up when Claude Geoffrey the Younger showed it was distinct from lead in 1753. Bismuth in the U.S. is obtained as a by-product in refining lead, copper, tin, silver, and gold ores.  Bismuth  oxychloride is widely used in cosmetics.