In the periodic table, Antimony or known by its element symbol is, Sb. The element name in latin is Stibium. Antimony's atomic number in the upper left corner is 51. Antimony's atomic mass in the upper right corner is 121.76 ± 0.001 u. 51 Sb is a solid in the periodic table.
Antimony is also a metalloids. It is in group 15, or also the nitrogen family. He/she that discovered antimony is unknown. Antimony was discovered around 3000 B.C. Antimony alloy is used for batteries. Antimony compounds are used to make flame-proofing materials, painting, ceramic enamels, glass and pottery.
Some interesting facts about antimony are:
1. It was used in Ancient Egypt as a form as an eyeliner.
2. Antimony is believed to be found in the Earth's crust at about 0.2 to 0.5 parts per million.
3. It is found in over 100 materials.