Lead Acetate Formula

Lead acetate is a white crystalline compound with a chemical formula Pb(C2H3O2)2. It possesses a sweetish taste. Lead acetate can be made by boiling lead in hydrogen peroxide and acetic acid. Like other lead compounds, it is toxic too. In this short piece of article, learn more about the lead acetate formula, its chemical structure, properties and uses.

Lead Acetate Properties

Properties of Lead Acetate
Name Lead Acetate
Also Known as Plumbous Acetate, Salt Of Saturn, Goulard’s Powder,

lead (II) ethanoate

Appearance Colourless Efflorescent Crystals or white powder
Chemical Formula Pb(C2H3O2)2
Melting Point 280 °C (anhydrous)

75 °C (trihydrate)

22 °C (decahydrate)

Boiling Point Decomposes
Density 3.25 g/cm³ (anhydrous)

2..55 g/cm3 (trihydrate)

1.69 g/cm3 (decahydrate)

Molar Mass 325.29 g/mol (anhydrous)

379.33g/mol (trihydrate)

Solubility in Water Soluble in water

Lead acetate Chemical Structure

Lead acetate Chemical Structure

Lead Acetate Uses

  • Used as a laboratory reagent and chemical
  • Used in cosmetics
  • Finds application in gold mining
  • Used as a mordant in dyeing and textile printing.
  • Used as a drier in varnishes and paints.

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