Chemical formula: B2O3
Molecular weight 465.96
Properties: Yellow heavy powder or monoclinic crystalline. Odorless. Stable in the atmosphere
Density (g/mL 25,/4): 8.9
Melting point (degC): 825
Boiling point (degC or atmospheric pressure) 1890
Solubility: Insoluble in hydrochloric or nitric acid. It is insoluble when dissolved in water. It turns yellow when cold and maroon when heated.
Pure products are classified as a type (b type), d type (d type), and a type (a type).
A type is a yellow monoclinic, monoclinic crystal that has a relative density of 8.9 and an melting point of 825. It is insoluble and soluble with acid.
Type-b is brightly colored, square in shape, relative density 8.55, melting temperature 860, soluble/insoluble in acids, insoluble/insoluble in water. It can easily be reduced to metal Bismuth with hydrogen and hydrocarbons.
has a cubic fluorite structure and a high oxygen ion conductivity.
Bismuth dioxide is most commonly used in electronic ceramic materials, electrolyte and optoelectronic materials as well as catalysts, high-temperature superconducting materials, catalysts, and other high-temperature superconducting materials. Bismuth dioxide is an important ingredient in electronic ceramic powder materials. It has a purity of over 99.15%. It is used mostly in zirconium oxide varistors, ceramic capacitors, and ferrite magnetic material.
For what is Bismuth Oide Bi2O3 used?
The important metal-oxide semiconductor Bismuth dioxide (Bi2O3) has been a hot topic because of its exceptional optical and electrical characteristics, including wide band gap and high permittivity.
Bismuth oxide’s unique properties have been extensively studied and applied in many areas, including fuel cells, sensor technology and oxide varistors, ionic conductors and optoelectronic material, high-temperature superconductors, functional ceramics and other fields. It is also used in the manufacture of transparent ceramic glasses, optical coatings, ceramics, and catalysts. Similar to the manufacturing of optical fibers based on Bi2O3 technology, great strides have been made in this area. These include erbium doped (Er) bismuthoxide fiber and highly-nonlinear bismuthoxide fibre.
Bi2O3 is attractive due to its nonlinearity, which is approximately 200 times greater than that of SiO2. These nonlinear phenomena play important roles in ultrafast optical transmitting systems and all optical transmission networks. Therefore, they can be studied for all optical processing subsystems like regenerators logic gates and switches. Bi2O3 semiconductors have the advantage of compactness and integration. However, they often require temperature control and current control. They are also dynamically limited (hundreds to picoseconds) by charge carriers.
Is Bismuth Oxide Acidic Or Basic?
Pure Bi2O3 can be found in both acidic or alkaline sites. It is similar to TiO2, SnO2 & Fe2O3, and is also more alkaline that these oxides.
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