bismuth subcarbonate

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bismuth subcarbonate

[′biz·məth səb′kär·bə‚nāt]
(inorganic chemistry)
(BiO)2CO3 or Bi2O3·CO2·½H2O A white powder; dissolves in hydrochloric or nitric acid, insoluble in alcohol and water; used as opacifier in x-ray diagnosis, in ceramic glass, and in enamel fluxes.
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