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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
  
White, translucent crystals that are produced by the reaction of [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=nitric acid nitric acid] on [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=lead lead]. Lead nitrate is a strong oxidizing material. It is used as a [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=mordant mordant] in dyeing and printing [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=calico calico] and for staining [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=mother-of-pearl mother-of-pearl]. Lead nitrate is also used as a sensitizer in photography and is used in engraving and lithographic processes.
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White, translucent crystals that are produced by the reaction of [[nitric acid]] on [[lead]]. Lead nitrate is a strong oxidizing material. It is used as a [[mordant]] in dyeing and printing [[calico]] and for staining [[mother-of-pearl]]. Lead nitrate is also used as a sensitizer in photography and is used in engraving and lithographic processes.
  
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
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LINK: [http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/ipcsneng/neng1000.html International Chemical Safety Card]
 
LINK: [http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/ipcsneng/neng1000.html International Chemical Safety Card]
  
== Authority ==
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== Sources Checked for Data in Record ==
  
* Richard S. Lewis, Richard S. Lewis, ''Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary'', Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
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* Richard S. Lewis, ''Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary'', Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  
 
* ''The Merck Index'', Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983  Comment: entry 5434
 
* ''The Merck Index'', Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983  Comment: entry 5434

Latest revision as of 07:20, 1 May 2016

Description

White, translucent crystals that are produced by the reaction of nitric acid on lead. Lead nitrate is a strong oxidizing material. It is used as a mordant in dyeing and printing calico and for staining mother-of-pearl. Lead nitrate is also used as a sensitizer in photography and is used in engraving and lithographic processes.

Synonyms and Related Terms

lead (II) nitrate; lead dinitrate; plumbous nitrate; nitrato de plomo (II) (Esp.);

Chemical structure

Lead nitrate.jpg


Other Properties

Soluble in water and ethanol.

Composition Pb(NO3)2
CAS 10099-74-8
Melting Point 290 (dec)
Density 4.53
Molecular Weight mol. wt. = 331.2

Hazards and Safety

Toxic by inhalation or ingestion. Skin contact may cause irritation or ulcers. Carcinogen, teratogen, suspected mutagen.

LINK: International Chemical Safety Card

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • The Merck Index, Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983 Comment: entry 5434