Title: Bismuth Nitrate
CAS Registry Number: 10361-44-1
Additional Names: Bismuth trinitrate
Molecular Formula: BiN3O9
Molecular Weight: 395.00
Percent Composition: Bi 52.91%, N 10.64%, O 36.45%
Line Formula: Bi(NO3)3
Literature References: Prepn: Gmelins, Bismuth (8th ed.) 19, pp 126-129 (1927).
Properties: Pentahydrate, lustrous, hygroscopic crystals; acid reaction; odor of nitric acid. d 2.83. Sol in water containing nitric acid; dec by water alone into subnitrate; sol in glycerol, dil acids including acetic acid, acetone. Practically insol in alcohol, ethyl acetate.
Density: d 2.83
Use: Prepn of other bismuth salts, luminous paints; pptn of alkaloids.