Lead Nitrate 250G

(5 customer reviews)

Whatsapp Order

Lead Nitrate

Lead nitrate, with the chemical formula Pb(NO3)2, is a white crystalline solid that is highly soluble in water. It is commonly used in various applications such as in the synthesis of other lead compounds, as a mordant in textile dyeing, in fireworks to produce a white color, in matches, and in certain types of glass and ceramics manufacturing.

When heated, lead nitrate decomposes to produce toxic oxides of nitrogen, so precautions must be taken during handling. Due to its toxicity, lead nitrate should be handled with care, and exposure should be minimized. It poses health risks, particularly through ingestion, inhalation, or skin contact.

The compound is also known by its common names such as lead dinitrate or plumbous nitrate. It is important to follow safety guidelines and regulations when using lead nitrate to minimize health and environmental risks.


Lead nitrate.

Lead(II) nitrate finds several uses in laboratory settings:

  1. Precipitation Reactions: Lead nitrate is commonly used in qualitative analysis to detect halide ions (chloride, bromide, and iodide) in solution. When lead nitrate is added to a solution containing halide ions, insoluble lead halide precipitates are formed, which can be identified based on their characteristic colors.
  2. Catalysis: Lead nitrate can act as a catalyst in various organic reactions, such as the synthesis of organic compounds or the oxidation of alcohols.
  3. Photography: In traditional photography, lead nitrate was used in the production of certain types of photographic emulsions.
  4. Electrochemistry: Lead nitrate can be used in electrochemical experiments, such as in the preparation of lead dioxide electrodes for certain types of electrochemical cells or in corrosion studies.
  5. Flame Test: Lead nitrate can be used in flame tests to identify the presence of certain metal ions in a sample. When heated in a flame, lead ions produce a characteristic bluish-white color.
  6. Crystal Growth: Lead nitrate is sometimes used in the growth of certain types of crystals for research or educational purposes.
SKU: ACS23463CHEM0 Category:

When working with lead nitrate in the laboratory, it’s crucial to follow strict safety precautions due to its toxicity. Here are some essential safety measures:

  1. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):
    • Wear appropriate PPE, including lab coats, chemical-resistant gloves, safety goggles, and possibly a face shield when handling lead nitrate.
    • Avoid wearing contact lenses to prevent potential contamination.
  2. Handling:
    • Handle lead nitrate in a well-ventilated area or in a fume hood to minimize inhalation of fumes or dust.
    • Avoid skin contact with lead nitrate. In case of skin contact, wash the affected area thoroughly with soap and water.
    • Use tools such as spatulas or tweezers to handle lead nitrate, and avoid transferring it with bare hands.
  3. Storage:
    • Store lead nitrate in tightly sealed containers labeled with appropriate hazard warnings.
    • Keep lead nitrate away from incompatible substances and store it in a dedicated area away from food, drinks, and personal items.
  4. Spills and Cleanup:
    • In case of a spill, immediately contain the spill and clean it up using appropriate absorbent materials. Avoid creating dust or spreading the contamination.
    • Dispose of contaminated materials properly according to local regulations for hazardous waste disposal.
  5. Disposal:
    • Dispose of lead nitrate and any contaminated materials according to local, state, and federal regulations. Do not pour it down the drain or dispose of it in regular trash.
  6. Training and Awareness:
    • Ensure that laboratory personnel are adequately trained in handling lead nitrate safely and are aware of its hazards.
    • Provide information on the health effects of lead exposure and the importance of following safety protocols.
  7. Emergency Procedures:
    • Know the location of safety equipment, such as eyewash stations and safety showers, in case of accidental exposure.
    • Have an emergency plan in place for handling spills, exposures, or other accidents involving lead nitrate.

Based on 5 reviews

5.0 overall

Add a review

  1. Caleb

    Readily available.


  2. Mario

    Lead nitrate is a highly reliable compound for my chemical experiments.


  3. Alvin Njeru

    Exceptional quality

    Alvin Njeru

  4. Rani

    Never doubting its effectiveness again.


  5. Nesh Godwin

    Best quality of Lead Nitrate

    Nesh Godwin