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Offline Kaká #22

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Chemical Properties of Lead.
« on: February 18, 2009, 06:32:50 AM »
Hey guys, I'm new to these forums and I'm in year 11. (Basically my first year of chemistry).

I've been quick to act, and have decided to join these forums knowing I can get some help.

Anyways, back to the point.

I'm curious to know what are the chemical properties of lead in the sense of:

Whether it reacts with Oxygen, Water, acids, bases and other specific reactions with other substances.

I have already found the following:

Lead boils at White Heat

Lead adorsbs oxygen from the air -> turning into Lead Oxide (PbO)

Lead is a little acted upon Muriatic Acid

Lead is readily dissolved by Nitric Acid


Edit: More Chemical Properties :


Lead is a moderately active metal

It dissolves slowly in water and in most cold acids.

It reacts more rapidly with hot acids

It does not react with oxygen in the air readily

Lead does not burn.



More would be greatly appreciated.

Also, a site of reference would also be nice, because I have other elements in which I must find the thing.

Thank you in advanced.
« Last Edit: February 18, 2009, 06:47:07 AM by Kaká #22 »

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Re: Chemical Properties of Lead.
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2009, 06:39:31 AM »

Lead is a little acted upon Muriatic Acid

Lead is readily dissolved by Nitric Acid[/b]


Does your text book have some reasons for why these properties are so?  You will be better off, in the future, if you can apply some concepts to these facts.  And welcome to the board.  Soon again.
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Offline Kaká #22

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Re: Chemical Properties of Lead.
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2009, 06:42:50 AM »
Hmm, well I've been doing some research on the internet, and I got the information from :

http://chestofbooks.com/crafts/metal/Applied-Science-Metal-Workers/518-Uses-And-Chemical-Properties-Of-Lead.html

My text book has nothing on the Chemical Properties of Iron unfortunately :(

which has led me to ask the question over these forums.

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Re: Chemical Properties of Lead.
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2009, 06:58:11 AM »
Oh, I'm sure iron is in there, it's a common enough metal, used for many things.  Here's something you can try  write your lead answers with iron, as questions, for example:

Lead boils at White Heat

Iron boils at ...

Lead is a little acted upon Muriatic Acid

Iron with muratic acid ...

and see what you can learn.  Also, you may have been assigned this task in class, but to tell the truth, you're just gathering element trivia.  So references may be hard to find, this is all just "common knowledge"  for metallurgists, they may not be well occupied with "peer-review of the boiling lead at white heat", as an example.
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