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. Which phase is stable at 50 katm and 175°C?

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Notice that the intersection at 50 katm and 175°C appears to be in region IV. 

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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. Which phase is stable at 50 katm and 175°C?

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