In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Anti is not a prefix here; antimony is a metallic chemical element that has nothing to do with being against or opposed to something.
- We quickly learned that those cases were from their new non-toxic primers, which contained no lead or other heavy metals such as barium and antimony.
- Austria produces some petroleum and natural gas to meet its own needs, and it also mines coal, iron ore, copper, lead, zinc, antimony, and graphite, used in industry.
- The acid draws other heavy metals- including arsenic, antimony, lead, and mercury- out of the ore heaps and into the environment.
- Within these belts, gold mineralization is associated with rare metals, base metals, uranium, antimony, and mercury.
- Cartridges found at the Post Office contained residues of aluminium, lead, barium and antimony or three or two of these elements.
- Beryllium, calcium, silver and antimony have no appreciable effect on mechanical properties.
- Alloying with other metals, notably calcium or antimony, is a common method of strengthening lead for many applications.
- Scholars had a great deal of trouble distinguishing arsenic, antimony, and bismuth from each other.
- State records indicate there is considerable groundwater degradation at the site, and that high levels of arsenic and antimony have been recorded.
- Doping with elements such as fluorine or antimony enhances its electrical conductivity and in turn its infrared reflectance.
- High levels of barium and antimony on a person's hands is a strong indication that they have fired a weapon or have been close to a discharged weapon.
- Beneath the surface lie layers rich in arsenic, phosphorus, copper, lead, antimony, even gold.
- Their symptoms, masked as food poisoning, were - according to the doctors' evidence - identical with poisoning by antimony (to weaken the system), then strychnine (to kill the patient off).
- The crystal is a combination of antimony and cobalt known as a skutterudite.
- There are seven metalloids: boron, silicon, germanium, arsenic, selenium, antimony, and tellurium.
- Small amounts of various metals, notably antimony and silver, are added to tin-lead solders to increase their strength.
- The most important of these are antimony, phosphorus, tin, and arsenic, with manganese and silicon having a small effect.
- Mrs. Moffat's powder, a mixture that included antimony and potassium tartrate, was advertised as being in use for 60 years and highly effective.
- Conditions in other factories were as bad, with antimony and lead poisoning common.
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