Lead Pb

Chemistry

symbol

*Pb



5 Uses


*The ancient Romans used lead to make water pipes

* Lead is used to line tanks that store corrosive liquids, such as sulfuric acid (H2SO4).

* Is used in X-ray machines and nuclear reactors.

*Lead is also used as a covering on some wires and cables to protect them from corrosion, as a material to absorb vibrations and sounds and in the manufacture of ammunition.

*Most of the lead used today is used in the production on lead-acid storage batteries, such as the batteries found in automobiles.


Price

*The current price of lead per pound on the London Exchange is $1.0945.