This flyer was free to make, you could call it antimony.
Sb# of protons - 51
# of neutrons - 71
# of electrons - 51
Types of naturally occurring isotopes: antimony-121 and antimony -123
- silvery-white, metallic looking
- scaly surface
- hard and brittle, like a non-metal
- Melting point - 1170 degrees Fahrenheit (630 degrees Celsius)
- Can be scratched by glass
- Density = 6.68 grams per cubic centimeter
- easily powdered
- Moderately active element
- Does not combine with oxygen at room temperature
- Does not react with cold acid or cold water
- Dissolves in hot acids such as aqua regia, which is a mixture of hydrochlorlic acid and nitric acids
Reacting With Other Elements
Electronic Configuration: 1s2 2s2 2p6 3s2 3p6 4s2 3d10 4p6 5s2 4d10 5p3
When antimony comes in contact with oxygen and heat, it creates trioxide antimony. Trioxide antimony is used as an opacifying agent.
Fun Facts About Antimony
- Its name is derived from the Greek words "anti" and "monos".
- It does not occur alone in nature, occurs in compounds.
- Found in colored glazes used on beads, vases, and other glassware during ancient times.
- More abundant than silver and mercury
- Antimony is used in many flame retardants.
- In low levels, it can irritate your eyes and lungs.
- In higher levels, it can cause stomach pain, diarrhea, and possibly death.
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