Bismuth and Compounds

BISMUTH AND COMPOUNDS 

 

Bismuth is a post-transition metal that belongs to Group 15 of the periodic table. It has a relatively low reactivity towards most elements, including oxygen, halogens, and water. However, it can react with strong acids to form salts and can form alloys with other metals.

Some common compounds of bismuth include:

1.     Bismuth subsalicylate: This is a medication used to treat diarrhea, indigestion, and stomach ulcers.

2.     Bismuth oxide: This is a yellow powder that is used as a pigment in paints, inks, and cosmetics.

3.     Bismuth oxychloride: This is a white powder that is used in cosmetics and pigments.

4.     Bismuth trioxide: This is a yellow powder that is used in the production of glass, ceramics, and other materials.

5.     Bismuth subsalicylate-metronidazole-tetracycline (BMT) therapy: This is a combination of medications used to treat Helicobacter pylori infections in the stomach.

6.     Bismuth telluride: This is a semiconductor material that is used in thermoelectric devices.