Lead sulfite

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Description

A white powder that is used commercially in photoconductive infrared detectors.

Other Properties

Insoluble in water.  Soluble in nitric and hydrochloric acids.

Composition PbSO3

Hazards and Safety

Toxic by ingestion and inhalation.  Decomposes with heat.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993