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Bismuth is a chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol Bi and atomic number 83.

This heavy, brittle, white crystalline trivalent poor metal has a pink tinge and chemically resembles arsenic and antimony.

Of all the metals, it is the most naturally diamagnetic, and only mercury has less thermal conductivity.

Lead-free bismuth compounds are used in cosmetics and in medical procedures.

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