Lead Oxide

HS Code : 2824 | CAS NO. : 1317-36-8

General description:

Lead(II) oxide, also called lead monoxide, is the inorganic compound with the molecular formula PbO. PbO occurs in two polymorphs: litharge having a tetragonal crystal structure, and massicot having an orthorhombic crystal structure. ... It is an amphoteric oxide.

Lead oxide, often known as litharge, is a yellow oxide of lead with the formula PbO formed by heating lead in the presence of oxygen. Heated lead nitrate can also be used to make it. Because lead is still a significant component of automotive lead-acid batteries, the consumption of lead, and therefore the processing of PbO, is proportional to the number of vehicles.

Application & Usage:

Lead oxide has been widely used in batteries, gas sensors, pigments, ceramics, and glass industries. Furthermore, lead oxide nanoparticles are toxic and dangerous for human health and the environment.


What is lead oxide?

Amphoteric oxides include Lead Oxide and lead monoxide. Lead oxide is used in various modern applications, including industrial glass, ceramics, and electronic device components. The advantages of utilising Lead oxide in manufacturing industrial glass and ceramics include an increased refractive index, electrical resistivity, X-ray absorption capacity, magnetic, and decreased viscosity. Because lead oxide processing is a critical component of lead-acid vehicle batteries, it is widely utilised in the automobile sector.

How is lead monoxide formed?

Litharge is a yellow powder made from oxidised molten lead that has been agitated or atomized to absorb air, then cooled and pulverised. The result of heating lead carbonate to 300°C is lead monoxide.

Is lead 2 oxide a gas?

Lead II oxide is present as a solid form, and the chemical compound PbO stands for lead ii oxide. Red lead(II) oxide has a tetragonal crystal structure, while yellow lead(II) oxide has an orthorhombic crystal structure. Both types are found in nature as minerals: litharge is the red form, and massicot is the yellow form.

Where to buy lead oxide?

Prakash Chemicals International Pvt. Ltd is one of the leading exporters of lead oxide. We specialize in providing bespoke lead oxide at the best prices and value propositions. Prakash Chemicals have a global reach in 118 countries and 70+ years of experience in chemical manufacturing and exporting.


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