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Lead (II) nitrate



Name Lead (II) nitrate
Chemical formula Pb(NO3)2
Appearance White solid


Formula weight 331.2 amu
Melting point Decomposes at 743 K (470 °C)
Density 4.5 ×103 kg/m3
Crystal structure ?
Solubility 60 g in 100g water


ΔfH0solid -452 kJ/mol
S0solid ? J/mol·K


Ingestion All lead compounds are poisonous, potentially deadly. Exposure should be avoided.
Inhalation Very dangerous, attacks central nervous system and various organs.
Skin May cause irritation.
Eyes May cause irritation.
More info Hazardous Chemical Database
SI units were used where possible. Unless otherwise stated, standard conditions were used.

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The compound lead (II) nitrate is the nitrate of lead with chemical formula Pb(NO3)2. It is also known as lead dinitrate, nitric acid lead (II) salt, and plumbous nitrate. It is a highly toxic and carcinogenic colorless crystal or white powder and a strong, stable oxidizer.

When lead (II) nitrate reacts with potassium iodide, the precipitate is a bright yellow substance, lead iodide.