Known as one of the oldest metals, native lead rarely occurs naturally. The most common lead-containing minerals are galena, anglesite, cerussite, and minim.
Lead is shiny, bluish-white, and very soft. It's highly malleable, ductile, and conducts electricity poorly. Natural lead is a mixture of four stable isotopes, all from the decay of naturally occurring radioactive elements.
The metal is used in solder, cable covering, plumbing, and ammunition, and as a radiation shield for X-ray equipment and nuclear reactors. Lead compounds are used in batteries, paints, crystal, and flint glass. It's also a cumulative poison and must be handled with care.
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Fisher Science Education™ Lead
CAS: 7439-92-1 Molecular Formula: Pb Molecular Weight (g/mol): 207.2 InChI Key: WABPQHHGFIMREM-UHFFFAOYSA-N Synonym: plumbum,metal,blei,lead, elemental,rough bullion,plomo,glover,element,flake,omaha & grant PubChem CID: 5352425 ChEBI: CHEBI:27889 IUPAC Name: lead SMILES: [Pb]
|Molecular Weight (g/mol)||207.2|
|Synonym||plumbum,metal,blei,lead, elemental,rough bullion,plomo,glover,element,flake,omaha & grant|