Connecting Chemistry


Atomic symbol: Sb
Atomic number: 51
Atomic mass: 121.76

Appearance: Silvery gray solid at 25°C

Group: 15
Period: 5
Series: Metalloids
Block: p
Electron configuration: 1s² 2s² 2p⁶ 3s² 3p⁶ 3d¹⁰ 4s² 4p⁶ 4d¹⁰ 5s² 5p³

Poor conductor of heat and electricity.

Commonly used in alloys with lead and tin.

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