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Antimony

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Antimony

Alchemical symbol for antimony.

Antimony (Latin: stibium) is a chemical element with symbol Sb and atomic number 51. A lustrous gray metalloid, it is found in nature mainly as the sulfide mineral stibnite (Sb2S3). Antimony compounds have been known since ancient times and were used for cosmetics; metallic antimony was also known, but it was erroneously identified as lead. It was established to be an element around the 17th century.

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Symmetric, Open shape, Monochrome, Contains both straight and curved lines, Has crossing lines.

Category: Alchemical Symbols.

Antimony is part of the Mundane Elements group.

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