Problem: Bismuth is used to calibrate instruments employed in high-pressure studies because it has several well-characterized crystalline phases. Its phase diagram (below) shows the liquid phase and five solid phases that are stable above 1 katm (1000 atm) and up to 300°C. What phases are present at each of the triple points?

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In a phase diagram:

• Triple Point: the point at which all three phases are in equilibrium


The given phase diagram, the triple points are:


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Bismuth is used to calibrate instruments employed in high-pressure studies because it has several well-characterized crystalline phases. Its phase diagram (below) shows the liquid phase and five solid phases that are stable above 1 katm (1000 atm) and up to 300°C. What phases are present at each of the triple points?

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