CAS Number7440-72-4
PubChem CIDna
Atomic Radius-
Atomic Volume29.1
Atomic Weight[257]
Boiling Point-
Bulk Modulus
Crystal Structure
Covalent Radius-
Electrical Resistivity
Electron Configuration[Rn] 5f12 7s2
Electrons per shell2, 8, 18, 32, 30, 8, 2
Heat of Fusionna
Heat of Vaporizationna
Ionization Potential6.5
Magnetic Ordering
Magnetic Susceptibility
Mass Number100
Melting Point1,527
Atomic Number257
Oxidation States2, 3
Poisson Ratio
Shear Modulus
Specific Heat Capacity-
Thermal Conductivity0.1
Van der Waals radius
Young's Modulus
Abundance in Earth's crustna
Abundance in Universena
Fm Fermium 100 (257) 7 f 100 [Rn] 5f12 7s2 2 8 18 32 30 8 2 None Unknown 1.3 {"1":"627"} 627 3 10.0 1 100.5 d 145.02d AlphaEmission Actinide, Radioactive, Synthetic FER-mi-em Synthetic radioactive metal. It has no significant commercial applications. Produced by bombarding lighter transuranium elements with still lighter particles or by neutron capture. SQhI52sqanA Fermium
Bismuth has been known since ancient times, so no one person is credited with its discovery.

The element was confused in early times with tin and lead because of its resemblance to those elements.

In 1753, French chemist Claude François Geoffroy demonstrated that this metal is distinct from lead and tin. From the German Weisse Masse, meaning white mass 100 1952 Workers at Argonne, Los Alamos, USA, and the University of California at Berkeley, USA. USA Named after "Enrico Fermi"

Isotopes of Bismuth

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Stable Isotopes

Unstable Isotopes

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Bismuth is considered to be non-toxic
Bismuth has unusually high electrical resistance for a metal
Bismuth is used in producing malleable irons and is used as a catalyst for making acrylic fibers.

Bismuth oxychloride is used in cosmetics, as a pigment in paint for eye shadows, hair sprays and nail polishes.

It has also been used as a replacement for lead in shot, bullets and less-lethal riot gun ammunition.