Lead IV Oxide Formula

Lead IV Oxide Chemical Formula

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.

Chemical formula


Chemical names

Plumbic oxide


Molecular weight

239.198 g/mol


9.38 g/cm3

Melting point

290 °C

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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