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Information on the Element, Lead.

pb Lead 82 207.2

Key Information:

Atomic Number: 82
Atomic Mass: 207.2
Atomic Symbol: pb
Element Type: basic-metal
Element Group: 14
Element Period: 6
Element Block: p
Melting Point: 327.462°C, 621.432°F, 600.612 K
Boiling Point: 1749°C, 3180°F, 2022 K

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Properties of Lead (pb)

What is the chemical symbol for Lead?

The chemical symbol for Lead is pb

What is the atomic number of Lead?

The atomic number for Lead is 82 in the periodic table.

What is the atomic mass of Lead?

The atomic mass of Lead is 207.2u

What elemental group is Lead in?

Lead belongs to the elemental group 14 of chemical elements in the periodic table.

What is the natural state of Lead?

The natural state of Lead is solid.

What is the density of Lead?

The density of Lead is 11.34 g/cm³

What is the Melting point of Lead?

The melting point of Lead is 327.462°C

What is the boiling point of Lead?

The boiling point of Lead is 1749°C

What are the Characteristics of Lead?

What is Lead?

Lead is a chemical element. It is a natural metal and belongs to group 14 of the periodic table.

What is Lead made of?

Lead is a natural metal and comprised solely of the element, Lead

What colour is Lead?

Lead, when freshly cut, has a silver, with a hint of blue, colouring. When exposed to air, Lead tarnishes and becomes a dull grey colour.

What is Lead used for?

Lead has a variety of applications including but not limited to; Products such as car batteries, ammunition, cable sheathing, gym equipment but also in radiation protection and a vessels to store liquids of a corrosive nature.

Is Lead Ferrous?

Lead is not Ferrous.

Is Lead magnetic?

Lead is not magnetic.

Does Lead rust?

Lead does not rust in the sense of that produced from Iron.

Why does Lead rust?

Like many metals, Lead oxidizes. In this process Lead creates a grey powdery coating on the surface which is Aluminium Oxide.

How do you get Lead?

Lead is a toxic heavy metal found in mineral deposits in the earths crust. It must be mined.

Can Lead be recycled?

Lead can be recycled.

History of Lead (pb)

Who discovered Lead?

It is unknown who discovered Lead as it is one of the earliest metals discovered by humanity with various uses dating back to 3000 B.C.

Where do you find Lead?

Lead is a naturally occurring metal found in the earths crust.

Origin of Name for Lead

Lead originates from the Anglo-Saxon word "Lead". This, like the chemical symbol Pb comes from the Latin word "Plumbum" meaning Liquid Silver.

Interesting Facts about Lead

Interesting Fact about Lead 1.

The "Lead" of a wooden pencil isn't actually made from Lead but is in fact a type of Graphite. It's named Lead from the Latin word Plumbago meaning "Act for Lead" or Lead Mock up.

Interesting Fact about Lead 2.

In ancient times within the discipline of Alchemy, Lead was known as the prima matera, or primal matter.

Interesting Fact about Lead 3.

Lead was once used in cosmetics in 16th and 17th century Europe. Famous used by Queen Elizabeth I of England to create a "white-face".

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