IYPT 2019 Elements 083: Bismuth: Cosmetics and crackling fireworks

Published: 28/10/2019
IYPT 2019 Elements 083: Bismuth: Cosmetics and crackling fireworks
Source: WWW.COMPOUNDCHEM.COM

Element 83 in our International Year of the Periodic Table series is bismuth. Bismuth’s compounds are used in some cosmetics and are also behind the fizzing, crackling sounds of some fireworks. Elemental bismuth can be grown into iridescent crystals such as that shown below. A bismuth compound, bismuth oxychloride, is used in some cosmetics to […]

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