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Antimony Metal

Antimony Metal
Symbol : Sb
Atomic number : 51
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.