Facts about Antimony

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Facts about the Definition of the Element Antimony
The Element Antimony is defined as...
A metallic element having four allotropic forms, the most common of which is a hard, extremely brittle, lustrous, silver-white, crystalline material. It is used in a wide variety of alloys, especially with lead in battery plates, and in the manufacture of flame-proofing compounds, paint, semiconductor devices, and ceramic products.
 

Interesting Facts about the Origin and Meaning of the element name Antimony
What are the origins of the word Antimony ?
The name originates from the Greek words anti and monos meaning "opposed to solitude".
 

Facts about the Classification of the Element Antimony
Antimony is classified as a "Metalloid" element and is located in Groups 13, 14,15, 16 and 17 of the Periodic Table. An element classified as a Metalloid has properties of both metals and non-metals. Some are semi-conductors and can carry an electrical charge making them useful in calculators and computers.


 

Brief Facts about the Discovery and History of the Element Antimony
Dates back to Antiquity and used by many ancient peoples. First reported scientifically by Tholden in 1450
 

Occurrence of the element Antimony in the Atmosphere
Antimony is chalcophile, occurring with sulfur and the heavy metals copper, lead, and silver. Found in over 100 mineral species
 

Common Uses of Antimony
Flame-proofing compounds
Matches
Batteries
Paint
Semi-conductors
Ceramic products
Antimony trioxide and dithiocarbamate
 

The Properties of the Element Antimony

Name of Element : Antimony
Symbol of Element : Sb
Atomic Number of Antimony : 51
Atomic Mass: 121.76 amu
Melting Point: 630.0 C - 903.15 K
Boiling Point: 1750.0 C - 2023.15 K
Number of Protons/Electrons in Antimony : 51
Number of Neutrons in Antimony : 71
Crystal Structure: Rhombohedral
Density @ 293 K: 6.684 g/cm3
Color of Antimony : silver-white, bluish


The element Antimony and the Periodic Table
Find out more facts about Antimony on the Periodic Table which arranges every chemical element according to its atomic number, as based on the periodic law, so that chemical elements with similar properties are in the same column. Our Periodic Table is simple to use - just click on the symbol for Antimony for additional facts and info and for an instant comparison of the Atomic Weight, Melting Point, Boiling Point and Mass - G/cc of Antimony with any other element. An invaluable source for more interesting facts and information about the Antimony element and as a Chemistry reference guide.
 

Facts and Info about the element Antimony - IUPAC and the Modern Standardised Periodic Table
The Standardised Periodic Table in use today was agreed by the International Union of Pure Applied Chemistry, IUPAC, in 1985 which includes the Antimony element. The famous Russian Scientist, Dimitri Mendeleev, perceived the correct classification method of "the periodic table" for the 65 elements which were known in his time. The Standardised Periodic Table now recognises more periods and elements than Dimitri Mendeleev knew in his day but still all fitting into his concept of the "Periodic Table" in which Antimony is just one element that can be found.
 

Facts and Info about the Element Antimony
 

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