Bismuthine

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Bismuthine, also known as bismuthane, bismuth hydride, and hydrogen bismuthide, is a chemical compound. Its chemical formula is BiH3. It has bismuth and hydride ions in it. The bismuth is in its +3 oxidation state.

Properties[change | change source]

Bismuthine is very unstable. It is only found below -60°C. Above that temperature it breaks down into bismuth and hydrogen.

Preparation[change | change source]

It is made by a complex process that involves organic chemistry.

Uses[change | change source]

It is part of a test for bismuth. This is similar to the Marsh test for arsenic.

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