WANTED - LEAD

ALIASES - PLUMBUM

DESCRIPTION

Lead is a grayish-black substance which is a metal at room temperature, making it a metal rather than a non-metal. A picture is tagged here of its general aesthetics. Lead got its symbol "Pb" from its name prior to lead which was Plumbum, meaning "liquid silver" in Latin.

Atomic Number: 82

Atomic Weight: 207.2

Melting Point: 600.61 K (327.46°C or 621.43°F)

Boiling Point: 2022 K (1749°C or 3180°F)

Density: 11.342 grams per cubic centimeter

Phase at Room Temperature: Solid

Element Classification: Metal

WANTED FOR

- BEING USED IN PAINTS

- BEING USED AS POTS AND PANS, AND OTHER VARIOUS CULINARY GOODIES

- USED IN PEWTER AND SOLDER

Lead is important because it has provided us with safe transport for water via pipelines and systems underground. It has also been an extremely versatile metal, able to be molded and shaped into many, many things.

WARNING LABEL - LEAD IS EXTREMELY POISONOUS TO HUMANS AND SHOULD NOT BE INJESTED.

Known Assiciates - Oxygen: 2Pb(s) + O2(g) → 2PbO(s) [Lead Oxide]

Last Seen

Lead is number 82 on the Periodic Table of the Elements, and it is a part of the Carbon group. Lead is thought to be the thirty-sixth most abundant element in the crust of the Earth, with a concentration of about 13 parts per million. Due to this, lead is fairly common in comparison to the other metals.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

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Lew, Kristi. Lead. New York: The Rosen Publishing Group, 2009. Print.


Pictures:

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"Lead Pipe." Fallout Wiki. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Sept. 2015

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