Bismuth

By: Hannah Penny

Facts

Bismuth has the symbol of Bi and contains 83 protons and 83 neutrons. Bismuth has the atomic number of 83 and a atomic mass of 208.98040 grams. Bismuth is a metal and belongs to the post-transition metal group.


Bismuth metal has been known from ancient times, although until the 18th century it was often confused with lead and tin. It possibly comes from Arabic bi ismid, meaning having the properties of antimony or German words weisse masse or wismuth (white mass) translated in the mid sixteenth century to new latin bisemutum.

3rd Period Pre-AP Chemistry