Its Symbol:

Bismuth’s symbol is Bi

Its Atomic Number:

Bismuth’s atomic number is 83

Its Atomic Weight:

Bismuth’s atomic weight is 208.9804

Its Color:
Bismuth’s color is Silvery-White and Rainbow

Its Atomic Configuration:

Its first shell consists of 2 electrons, the second shell contains 8 electrons, the third shell consists of 18 electrons, the fourth shell contains 32 electrons, the fifth shell consists of 18 electrons, and the sixth (last) shell contains 5 electrons

When it was Found:

Bismuth was found in 800 AD.

Who Discovered it:

The person who discovered Bismuth is Jabir ibn Hayyan. Jabir was a a chemist and alchemist, astronomer and astrologer, engineer, geographer, philosopher, physicist, and pharmacist and physician. Jabir was born in 722 AD in Persia. Then he died in 804 AD in Persia as well.

How it got its name:

It came from the German words ‘Wisuth Bisemutum’, meaning ‘white mass’. Since Bismuth has white mass they put together wisuth and bisemutum into a whole new word, Bismuth.

Melting Point:

Bismuth’s melting point is 520.6°F (271.4°C)

Boiling Point:

Bismuth’s boiling point is 2,847°F (1,564°C)


Bismuth has 126 neutrons.


Bismuth has 83 electrons.


Bismuth has 83 protons.

Stable or Not:
Bismuth is not a stable element because it is radioactive.

What Group it’s in:

Bismuth is in the group, “Metals.”

What it’s Used for:

Bismuth is used for pigment and coloring of stained glass windows. That’s why its rainbow.