Make Bismuth Crystals In The Kitchen – A Metal To GROW Crystals

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Bismuth is a heavy metal and in the periodic table of chemical elements is located next to the Lead. Bismuth is a shiny and very brittle metal. I bought bismuth in these sticks which are very easy to break if you slightly hit them with a hammer.

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The breaking point shows that bismuth rod has a very clear crystal structure. Now I will melt it to show you one interesting property of bismuth.Bismuth’s melting point is 271 degrees Celsius, so it can even be melted on a hot plate. And unlike lead, bismuth is not toxic.

Bismuth’s surprising property is that it starts to form beautiful crystals during solidification.

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The size and shape of the crystals will be dependent on the solidification rate, as well as the presence of impurities.