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Atomic Number: 83
Atomic Weight: 208.98
Melting Point: 271.3
Boiling Point: 1560
Specific Gravity: 9.747
Valence(s): 3 or 5
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.
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