Saturday, January 17, 2015

Getting Down to Bismuth

Here is a picture of a Bismuth crystal. Isn't it beautiful?  Bismuth is element number 83 on the Periodic Table.  It is a post-transition metal. Fun fact: A bismuth compound is the main ingredient in Pepto Bismol (hence the name).  Bismuth compounds are also used in cosmetics and pigments.

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