FAQ on Lead Nitrate
What is Lead Nitrate Used for?
Lead Nitrate has a wide variety of uses in various industries.
- It is used as an accelerator in the cyanidation process of gold and other precious metals in the mining
- It is used as an activator of stibnite in the flotation process.
- Used as an enhancer of kinetics in gold leaching.
- Used to activate Sphalerite, also known as Copper Sulphate.
- Used as a heat stabilizer in polyesters and nylon.
- Used in the production of explosives.
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Is Lead Nitrate Harmful to Humans?
Lead Nitrate is very toxic to humans. Inhaling or swallowing Lead Nitrate is highly unsafe and can lead to effects in the organs. Contact with Lead Nitrate should be dealt with extreme care, it may cause irritation on the eyes and skin. Lead Nitrate is a strong oxidizer and unproper storage can cause fire.
Where is Lead Nitrate Found?
It is an inorganic compound; it is made in factories by the reaction between lead (ii) oxide and concentrated nitric acid. It can also be made by the solution created by reacting diluted nitric acid with metallic lead. Lead Nitrate can be purchased on our website.
What is the Formula for Lead Nitrate?
The formula for Lead Nitrate is Pb(NO3)2. It is an inorganic chemical produced by the reaction of lead (ii) oxide with concentrated nitric acid in factories. It can also be generated by reacting diluted nitric acid with metallic lead to produce Lead Nitrate.
What does Lead Nitrate look like?
Lead Nitrate comes in the form of white small crystal bits. It is available on our site in the form of Lead Nitrate 99%. Lead Nitrate would normally ship in 25kg bags, or 1 ton jumbo bags and they are placed in 20 foot containers when shipped worldwide.
How much does Lead Nitrate Cost?
At Camachem we have Lead Nitrate 99% for sale. Lead Nitrate cost per ton is $2,450. It is available to be shipped in 25 kg bags or in 1 ton jumbo bags. A small quantity of Lead Nitrate like 500g, with laboratory grade, and a powder would cost around $20.
What are the Hazards of Lead Nitrate?
It is highly flammable. It should be placed in a place with no water exposure and away from extreme heat and sunlight. Proper handling and care of Lead Nitrate is necessary. It is also very dangerous for humans and should be dealt with extreme care.
What will happen if Lead Nitrate is Heated?
If Lead Nitrate is heated it will decompose. It will decompose and form substances like lead oxide, nitrogen dioxide and oxygen. In other cases, it can also decompose and form lead monoxide. These are all thermal decomposition reactions.
Is Lead Nitrate Soluble?
Yes. The white small crystals dissolve in water, making Lead Nitrate soluble in water. It dissolves in the water giving a colorless solution. Its insoluble matter percent max is 0.05%. Lead Nitrate is unlike most leads however, other lead salts are normally not soluble in water.
What is the pH of Lead Nitrate?
The pH levels of Lead Nitrate range from 8.5-9.0%. The pH level is a measure of how acidic or basic a substance is. Lead Nitrate being close to neutral but more basic than acidic. It would be close to the pH of baking soda.
Is Lead Nitrate Electrolyte?
Lead nitrate is a very strong electrolyte. When Lead Nitrate dissolves in water it conducts an electrical current making it an electrolyte. It is considered a strong electrolyte because it conducts at a large extent.
What is the difference in Lead Nitrate and Potassium Iodide?
Lead Nitrate comes in the form of white small crystal bit and is an inorganic chemical. Potassium Iodide is an ionic compound in the form of a white salt.
The Mixing Lead Nitrate and Potassium create a change in state. It forms a cloudy and yellow precipitate that is an insoluble solid. It also comes in a liquid solution form as well. The lead particles from lead Nitrate and the iodide particles from Potassium Iodide create two new compounds.
Where can I buy Lead Nitrate?
At Camachem we have Lead Nitrate 99% for sale. Lead Nitrate cost per ton is $2,450. It is available to be shipped in 25 kg bags or in 1 ton jumbo bags. Camachem has more than a decade of exporting directly from our manufacture of Lead Nitrate from China to the world.
Can Lead Nitrate go down the drain?
No, Lead Nitrate should not be poured down a drain as it is classified as a biohazard chemical and can be dangerous for humans. It should be disposed separately. Biohazardous waste can be decontaminated and made suitable for disposal using a few different methods.
Is Lead Nitrate a Salt?
Yes, Lead Nitrate is an inorganic salt of nitric acid and lead. Lead Nitrate comes in the form of white small crystal bits. It is made in factories by the reaction between lead (ii) oxide and concentrated nitric acid. It can also be made by the solution created by reacting diluted nitric acid with metallic lead.
Difference between Lead Nitrate and Sodium Iodide?
Lead Nitrate comes in the form of white small crystal bit and is an inorganic chemical. Sodium Iodide is a water-soluble ionic compound. Whenever Sodium Iodide is added to Lead Nitrate, it forms a yellow precipitation reaction.
Is Lead Nitrate Aqueous?
Yes, Lead Nitrate is Aqueous. The white small crystals dissolve in water, making Lead Nitrate soluble in water. It dissolves in the water giving a colorless solution. This is unlike most cases with other lead salts. The Mixing of Lead Nitrate and Potassium create a yellow precipitate that is an insoluble solid.
Is Lead Nitrate Acidic or Basic?
Lead Nitrate is Acidic. The pH level is a measure of how acidic or basic a substance is. Lead Nitrate is made from a weak base and a strong acid making it have a pH less than 7 making it acidic.