Lead (II) chloride formula, also named as Lead dichloride formula or Plumbous chloride formula is discussed in this article. It is an inorganic chloride which consists of two chlorine atoms and one lead atom. The chlorine atoms bind to the central lead atom covalently. The molecular or chemical formula of Lead (II) chloride is PbCl2.

Lead dichloride is a crystalline solid colourless and odourless. It is insoluble in water but dissolves in solutions which contain chloride ions. When it reacts with molten sodium nitrite it generates lead(II) oxide.

## Properties Of Lead (II) chloride Formula

 Chemical formula PbCl2 Molecular weight 278.10 g/mol Density 5.85 g/cm3 Boiling point 950 °C Melting point 501 °C

### Use Of Lead (II) Chloride

• It is widely used in making ceramics, infrared transmitting glass.
• In HCl service, to produce ornamental glass, used in white paint, etc.