Lead Nitrate
Title: Lead Nitrate
CAS Registry Number: 10099-74-8
Molecular Formula: N2O6Pb
Molecular Weight: 331.21
Percent Composition: N 8.46%, O 28.98%, Pb 62.56%
Line Formula: Pb(NO3)2
Literature References: Review of toxicology and human exposure: Toxicological Profile for Lead (PB99-166704, 1999) 640 pp.
Properties: White or colorless translucent crystals. Poisonous! d 4.53. One g dissolves in 2 ml cold, 0.75 ml boiling water, in 2500 ml abs alcohol, 75 ml abs methanol; insol in concd HNO3. The aq soln is slightly acid. pH of 20% aq soln at 25° = 3.0-4.0.
Density: d 4.53
Use: Manuf matches and special explosives; as mordant in dyeing and printing on textiles; mordant for staining horn, mother-of-pearl; oxidizer in dye industry; sensitizer in photography; process engraving.
Therap-Cat-Vet: Has been used as a caustic in equine canker.

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