Friday, November 23, 2012

Lead Nitrate

  • Lead nitrate is a white crystalline solid and is soluble in water.
  • An inorganic compound with the chemical formula Pb(NO3)2 and it commonly occurs as a colourless crystal or white powder & unlike most other lead(II) salts.
  • Synonyms are lead dinitrate, lead (II) nitrate, Nitric acid Lead(II) salt, Lead(2+) Salt, Plumbous Nitrate.
  • Current applications of lead(II) nitrate include use as a heat stabiliser in nylon and polyesters, as a coating for photo-thermographic paper.
  • Lead Nitrate is used for match manufacturing and explosives and as an oxidizer in the dye industry.

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