Periodic Table of the Elements: Antimony

Name: Antimony
Symbol: Sb
Atomic Number: 51
Atomic Mass: 121.75
Atomic Volume: 18.19 cc/mol
Discovered By: First described as a metal by Thölde in 1604
Discovery Date: 1604
Origin of Name: Antimony - (Latin) antimonium, the symbol Sb is from (Latin) stibium (mark)
Toxicity: Antimony vapor and its dust are toxic. Compounds are toxic, but less than arsenic compounds.
Summary: Found native and in ores. Antimony is used in alloys and in the semiconductor industry. Antimony and many of its compounds are toxic.


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