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  • It also forms amalgams with mercury, and on this account has been employed in dentistry for the purpose of stopping (or filling) teeth.
  • New amalgams and methods of colouring have been discovered, and fresh forms have been diligently studied.
  • With mercury it forms amalgams. Bismuth is a component of many ternary alloys characterized by their low fusibility and expansion in solidification; many of them are used in the arts (see Fusible Metal).
  • Many amalgams are formed by the direct contact of a metal with mercury, sometimes with absorption, sometimes with evolution, of heat.
  • Some amalgams are liquids, especially when containing a large proportion of mercury; others assume a crystalline form.

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