Bismuth compounds: dibismuth trisulphide

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The bismuth in dibismuth trisulphide formally is in the oxidation state 3.

Crystal structure of dibismuth trisulphide

Dibismuth trisulphide

  • Formula as often written: Bi2S3
  • Hill system formula: Bi2S3
  • CAS registry number: [1345-07-9]
  • Formula weight: 514.159
  • Class: sulphide

Synonyms

  • dibismuth trisulphide
  • bismuth(III) sulphide
  • bismuth sulfide
  • bismuth sulphide
  • bismuth(III) sulfide
  • dibismuth trisulfide

Physical properties

  • Colour: gray or brown
  • Appearance: crystalline solid
  • Melting point: 850°C
  • Boiling point:
  • Density: 6780 kg m-3

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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in dibismuth trisulphide
Element %
Bi 81.29
S 18.71

Synthesis

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Solid state structure

  • Geometry of bismuth: 7 coordinate: capped trigonal prismatic
  • Prototypical structure:

Crystal structure of dibismuth trisulphide

Isotope pattern

What follows is the calculated isotope pattern for the Bi2S3 unit with the most intense ion set to 100%.

Formula: Bi2S3

mass  %
514 100.0 __________________________________________________
515 2.4 _
516 13.3 _______
517 0.2
518 0.7
519 0.0
520 0.0

References

The data on these compounds pages are assembled and adapted from the primary literature and several other sources including the following.

  • R.T. Sanderson in Chemical Periodicity, Reinhold, New York, USA, 1960.
  • N.N. Greenwood and A. Earnshaw in Chemistry of the Elements, 2nd edition, Butterworth, UK, 1997.
  • F.A. Cotton, G. Wilkinson, C.A. Murillo, and M. Bochmann, in Advanced Inorganic Chemistry, John Wiley & Sons, 1999.
  • A.F. Trotman-Dickenson, (ed.) in Comprehensive Inorganic Chemistry, Pergamon, Oxford, UK, 1973.
  • R.W.G. Wyckoff, in Crystal Structures, volume 1, Interscience, John Wiley & Sons, 1963.
  • A.R.West in Basic solid state chemistry Chemistry, John Wiley & Sons, 1999.
  • A.F. Wells in Structural inorganic chemistry, 4th edition, Oxford, UK, 1975.
  • J.D.H. Donnay, (ed.) in Crystal data determinative tables, ACA monograph number 5, American Crystallographic Association, USA, 1963.
  • D.R. Lide, (ed.) in Chemical Rubber Company handbook of chemistry and physics, CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, USA, 77th edition, 1996.
  • J.W. Mellor in A comprehensive treatise on inorganic and theoretical chemistry, volumes 1-16, Longmans, London, UK, 1922-1937.
  • J.E. Macintyre (ed.) in Dictionary of inorganic compounds, volumes 1-3, Chapman & Hall, London, UK, 1992.

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