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Antimony


Antimony


Name Hydrogen
Atomic Number 51
Atomic Weight 121.76
Symbol Sb
Melting Point ( °C ) 903.78
Boiling Point ( °C ) 1908
Density (g/cm3) 6.697
Earth crust (%) 0.14
Discovery (Year) 1540
Group 1
Electron configuration 4d105s
Ionization energy (eV) 13.5984

Discovery

Antimony is an element that was discovered through nature. Mainly in sulfur, it became the 51st element in the periodic table, Its compounds follow back to ancient times, and are now used for facial makeup or cosmetics. Antimony us a metallic solid, and was first noticed in 1540. China and most of Asia discovered Antimony, and had produced it ever since. Antimony is lustrous, and is a very good conductor of heat and electricity. Antimony, be it or not, is also described as lead. Which antimony could be contained in pencil lead or other forms. Not only is antimony a major producer material for cosmetics, but is also used for bullets, and used in lead-acid batteries. Antimony is fire retardant, and quite the conductor.

Melting Points: 903.78 Boiling Points: 1908


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