Bismuth was isolated by Geoffroy in 1753.
It is a brittle, light pink metal that occurs freely in nature.
It is used to make devices for detecting and extinguishing fire.
Bismuth compounds are also used in cosmetics and medicine.
- Atomic Number: 83
- Atomic Weight: 208.98
- Melting Point: 271.3
- Boiling Point: 1560
- Specific Gravity: 9.747
- Valence(s): 3 or 5
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