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Atomic symbol - Bi
Atomic weight - 208.98037
Atomic number - 83
Electron configuration - 2-8-18-32-18-5
Oxidation states - +3, +5
State of matter - solid
Heavy metal-low melting
Discovered in 1450 by Basil Valentine
Boils at 1560 .C, melts at 271.3 .C

Notes:
Bismuth shows the greatest opposition to being magnetized of all metals. It
has a tin-white color with a red tinge. Its alloys are used in fire-sprinkler
heads, fire-door release lines, fuses, and other fire-detection and
temperature-control devices.

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