Wanted: Lead

Suha Mahmood

Wanted For:

  • Put in crystal chandeliers
  • Underground pipes in Rome
  • Some types are put in glass
  • Used in storage batteries
  • Used for construction
  • Still used in statues and sculptures
  • Put in bullets and shot amo

Also Known As

  • Plumbum- Latin word for waterworks
  • Chemical Symbol is Pb

Description- What It Looks Like

  • Malleable, Ductile
  • Bluish- White Color
  • Soft, Dense Metal
  • Is a metal
  • Atomic Mass- 207.2 u _+ 0.1u
  • Atomic Number- 82
  • At room temperature, lead is a solid

First Arresting Officer

Lead was one of the earliest metals discovered by the human race. No one knows who discovered it.

Report of First Arrest

The element was discovered in the ancient times, lead was in use by 3000 B.C.

Last Seen

  • Hanging out with group # 14 and Thallium on the periodic table.
  • It can be found in all parts of our environment in the air, the soil, the water, and even inside our homes.

Know Associates

Lead is rarely found in nature as a free metal, it is usually attached with other metals like :

  • Zinc
  • Copper
  • Silver
  • Calcium
  • Magnesium

Warning Label

  • Lead in it's purest form is generally stable but recommended not to be eaten or touch your food.