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A good reducing agent is something that can easily lend a hydrogen atom.

Nitrogens Hydrogens are in a subshell that is much closer to the nucleus of the Nitrogen atom. This smaller radius results in a greater attraction between the electrons H+ and N share.

Bismuth (Bi) has a much larger radius, so the forces are more diluted, and the H+ is more easily removed from the Bi.

Because the Nitrogens H+ in NH3 is harder to remove it is a mild reducing agent. Bismuth has a H+ that can be removed easily so it is a stronger reducing agent.

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