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BISMUTH INGOTS (Bi)

MATERIAL OVERVIEW

Characteristics: Crystalline, brittle metal, with reddish tinge. Soluble in nitric and hydrochloric acids. Highly diamagnetic (mass susceptibility -1.35 X 106). Expands 3.3% on solidification.  Electrical resistivity higher in solid than in liquid state. Extrudable at 437 oF, not fabricable at room temperature. Brinell hardness 7. Thermal conductivity is lowest of all metals except mercury. On heating it burns to form the oxide.

Derivation: Debismuthizing of lead bullion by (a) fractional crystallization, (b) electrolytic (Betts) refining, or (c) addition of calcium or magnesium (Betterton-Kroll process) which removes bismuth.

Hazard: Flammable in powder form.  

 

GENERAL PROPERTIES

Symbol:

Bi

Atomic Number:

83

Atomic Weight:

208.9804

Density:

9.747 gm/cc

Melting Point:

271.3 oC

Boiling Point:

1560 oC

Thermal Conductivity:

0.0792 W/cm/oK @ 298.2 oK

Electrical Resistivity:

106.8 microhm-cm @ 0 oC

Electronegativity:

1.9 Paulings

Specific Heat:

0.0296 Cal/g/oK @ 25 oC

Heat of Vaporization:

42.7 K-Cal/gm atom at 1560 oC

Heat of Fusion:

2.505 Cal/gm mole

 

TYPICAL ANALYSES

Impurities in ppm

Material / Purity:

4N5

5N

6N

Cu

<1

0.2

<0.1

Pb

<10

3.0

0.3

Ag

<10

0.3

-

Sn

2

2

-

Mg

<5

<2

<0.1

Si

<5

<2

<0.1

 

BISMUTH INGOT

Material

Purity

Bismuth Shot 3-6mm

4N, 5N, 6N

Bismuth Ingot

4N, 5N, 6N

Bismuth Powder-100 Mesh

4N, 5N, 6N

Bismuth Powder-325 Mesh

4N, 5N, 6N

Powder, shot, and ingots are packaged to order and sold by the gram or kilogram.  
Ingots can be cast to customer specified sizes.  

Material Safety Data Sheet MSDS

Bismuth MSDS

Technical Data Sheets

Understanding Mesh Sizes

 

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