Bismuth

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Bismuth
208.98038(2)



  Bi
83
1s22s22p63s23p63d104s24p6 4d105s25p64f145d106s26p3
[ ? ] Post-Transition Metal:
Properties:
White with pinkish tinge. Brittle, crystalline metal.


Bismuth is a chemical element, having the chemical symbol Bi. Its atomic number (the number of protons) is 83. It has a standard atomic weight of 208.9804 g•mol −1 and is a solid in its elemental form.

Bismuth is considered a member of the "Post-transition metal" class of elements. At a pressure of 101.325 kPa, it has a boiling point of 1,564 °C and a melting point of 271.4 °C.