Lead formate

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A white corrosion product that forms on lead exposed to formic acid or formaldehyde.

Other Properties

Prisms or needles.

Slightly soluble in water. Insoluble in alcohol.

Composition PbC2H2O4
Melting Point 190 (dec)
Density 4.63
Molecular Weight 297.25

Hazards and Safety


Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • The Merck Index, Susan Budavari (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Whitehouse Station, NJ, 12th Edition, 1996 Comment: entry 5243