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{{Element | name=Antimony | symbol=Sb | anumber=51 | amass=121.8 amu | noe=51 | class=Standard Metal | cstructure=Rhombohedral | color=Bluish white or grey| date=Antimony has been known since ancient times. | discname=Unknown | origname=From the Greek ''anti'' and ''monos''. | uses=Hardens lead, plastics, and chemicals. | obtained=Stibnite and Valentinite. }}
 
{{Element | name=Antimony | symbol=Sb | anumber=51 | amass=121.8 amu | noe=51 | class=Standard Metal | cstructure=Rhombohedral | color=Bluish white or grey| date=Antimony has been known since ancient times. | discname=Unknown | origname=From the Greek ''anti'' and ''monos''. | uses=Hardens lead, plastics, and chemicals. | obtained=Stibnite and Valentinite. }}
  
'''Antimony''' ('''Sb''') is a [[toxic]], flaky, brittle [[element]]. It is one of the few elements which is neither a [[metal]] or a non-metal. It does not react with air, but burns brightly when ignited. Since it is not a metal, antimony is a poor [[conductor]] of both [[heat]] and [[electricity]].  
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'''Antimony''' ('''Sb''') is a [[toxic]], flaky, brittle [[element]] with the symbol Sb (Latin: stibium, meaning "mark") and atomic number 51. It is one of the few elements which is neither a [[metal]] or a non-metal. It does not react with air, but burns brightly when ignited. Since it is not a metal, antimony is a poor [[conductor]] of both [[heat]] and [[electricity]]. The stable form of antimony is a blue-white metalloid. Yellow and black antimony are unstable non-metals. Antimony is used in flame-proofing, paints, ceramics, enamels, a wide variety of alloys, electronics, and rubber.
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Revision as of 09:55, 3 December 2008

Antimony
Properties
Atomic symbol Sb
Atomic number 51
Classification Standard Metal
Atomic mass 121.8 amu
Other Information
Date of discovery Antimony has been known since ancient times.
Name of discoverer Unknown
Name origin From the Greek anti and monos.
Uses Hardens lead, plastics, and chemicals.
Obtained from Stibnite and Valentinite.


Antimony (Sb) is a toxic, flaky, brittle element with the symbol Sb (Latin: stibium, meaning "mark") and atomic number 51. It is one of the few elements which is neither a metal or a non-metal. It does not react with air, but burns brightly when ignited. Since it is not a metal, antimony is a poor conductor of both heat and electricity. The stable form of antimony is a blue-white metalloid. Yellow and black antimony are unstable non-metals. Antimony is used in flame-proofing, paints, ceramics, enamels, a wide variety of alloys, electronics, and rubber.