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
|Chemical names||Plumbic oxide
|Molecular weight||239.198 g/mol|
|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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