Bismuth is a chemical element which has a chemical symbol, Bi. The atomic number of Bismuth is 83. Bismuth is a pentavalent post-transition metal and also one of the pnictogens that have chemical properties resembling its lighter homologs antimony and arsenic.
Its elemental form may occur naturally, although its oxide and sulfide form are important commercial ores. The free element (bismuth) is 86% as dense as lead. Bismuth is a brittle metal which has a silvery-white colour when it is freshly produced, but it can get a pink colour tinged with surface oxidation.
It is the most naturally diamagnetic element and marginally radioactive. Among metals, it has one of the lowest values of thermal conductivity. Its metal is known since ancient times, however, it was often confused with tin and lead, that share some similar physical properties. The etymology of bismuth is uncertain, but possibly it comes from Arabic word bi ismid which means having the properties of antimony or the German words Wismuth or weiße Masse (“white mass”) that is translated in the mid-sixteenth century to New Latin word bisemutum.
Bismuth was long considered as the element that has the highest atomic mass which is stable, but it was discovered in 2003 to be extremely weakly radioactive: its only bismuth-209, primordial isotope, that decays via alpha decay with a half-life which is more than a billion times the estimated age of the universe.
Today we are going to tell you all the information about the electron configuration of the Bismuth. If you are also here for the same then you are in the right place. If you want us to give you information about some other element’s electron configuration then please feel free to ask.
What is The Electron Configuration of Bismuth?
Xe 4f14 5d10 6s2 6p3 is the electron configuration of Bismuth.
How Many Valence Electrons Does Bismuth Have
There are five electrons in the outer shell of the Bismuth.
Bismuth Number of Valence Electrons
Bismuth has five valence electrons in its outer shell.