|Melting point||:||630.6 °C|
|Density (near r.t)||:||6.697 g/cm3|
- Antimony is metalloid, so it has some metallic properties but not enough to be classified as a true metal. Physically, it behaves like sulfur while chemically it is more metallic.
- Antimony’s electrical and thermal conductivity are lower than most metals conductivities
- Antimony is a brittle, fusible, crystalline solid. It is easily powdered.
- Antimony also has the unusual property that (like water) it expands as it freezes. Four other elements expand when the freeze; silicon, bismuth, gallium and germanium.
- Antimony is alloyed with lead to increase lead’s durability.
- Antimony alloys are also used in batteries, low friction metals, type metal and cable sheathing, among other products.
- Antimony compounds are used to make flame-proofing materials, paints, ceramic enamels, glass and pottery.