Bismuth(III) oxychloride

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Bismuth(III) oxychloride is a chemical compound. Its chemical formula is BiOCl. It has bismuth, oxide, and chloride ions in it. The bismuth is in its +3 oxidation state.

Properties[change | edit source]

Bismuth(III) oxychloride is a whitish solid. It is a weak oxidizing agent. It is somewhat shiny. It does not dissolve in water. It makes a very complicated molecule when it is heated.

Preparation[change | edit source]

It is made by reacting bismuth(III) chloride with water.

Uses[change | edit source]

It is used in cosmetics as a pearlescent coating.

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