Lead Nitrate Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Lead Nitrate Properties

Lead Nitrate

Lead Nitrate Molecular Structure-Molecule Struture
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Lead nitrate is an inorganic compound. The main use of lead nitrate was as a raw material in the production of pigments for lead paints, but such paints have been superseded by less toxic paints based on titanium dioxide. Other industrial uses included heat stabilisation in nylon and polyesters, and in coatings of photothermographic paper. Since around the year 2000, lead dinitrate has begun to be used in gold cyanidation. In organic chemistry, lead nitrate has been used as an oxidant. It has also found use in the preparation of isothiocyanates from dithiocarbamates.

Chemical Properties

Appearance White colourless crystals
CAS Number 10099-74-8
ChEBI 37187
Class 5.1
Crystal Structure Face-centred cubic
Density 4.53 g/cm3
EINECS Number 233-245-9
IUPAC Name Lead(II) nitrate
InChI 1S/2NO3.Pb/c2*2-1(3)4;/q2*-1;+2
Melting Point 270 °C
Molar Mass 331.2 g/mol
Molecular Formula N2O6Pb
NFPA 704 H-3,F-0,R-1,C-OX
Other_Cations Tin(II) Nitrate
PG 2
RTECS Number OG2100000
Refractive 1.782
Related Compounds Thallium(I) Nitrate;Bismuth(III) Nitrate
Solubility 52 g/100 ml
Synonyms Lead Nitrate;Plumbous Nitrate;Lead Dinitrate;Plumb Dulcis;Nitric Acid, Lead(2+) Salt;Lead(II) Dinitrate