Lead Properties

Lead is a soft, malleable, ductile, bluish-white, dense metallic element, extracted chiefly from galena and found in ore with zinc, silver and copper.

Whilst it is still used for its malleability and corrosion resistance, it is now its chemical properties that make it a thoroughly modern metal. Today's uses are focused on power and protection; in radiation protection, underwater power and communication cables, vehicle batteries, electric vehicle batteries and in batteries operating emergency power supplies.

  • Symbol: Pb
  • Atomic Number: 82
  • Atomic Mass: 207.2 amu
  • Melting Point: 327.5°C (600.65 K, 621.5 °F)
  • Boiling Point: 1740.0°C (2013.15 K, 3164.0 °F)
  • Number of Protons/Electrons: 82
  • Number of Neutrons: 125
  • Crystal Structure: Cubic
  • Density & 293 K 11.36 g/cm3
  • Colour: bluish

 

Refining Workable Raw Lead

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