Lead IV Oxide is a hexagonal dark brown crystalline powder that is insoluble in water. This chemical is widely used in the manufacturing of matches, dyes, electrodes, pyrotechnics, positive plates of lead-acid batteries and explosives. It is an extremely strong oxidant and is harmful and poisonous in nature.
Properties Of Lead IV Oxide
Lead IV Oxide Structural Formula
The structural formula for Lead IV Oxide is as shown in the figure below.
Lead IV Oxide features two compounds Pb4+ and O2− in the ratio 1:2 and hence the formula is PbO2. To form each Pb4+ it requires two negative oxide ions O2− to balance out total positive and total negative charge on it.
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