lead oxide

lead oxide
minium min"i*um (?; 277), n. [L. minium, an Iberian word, the Romans getting all their cinnabar from Spain; cf. Basque armine['a].] (Chem.) A heavy, brilliant red pigment, consisting of an oxide of lead, {Pb3O4}, obtained by exposing lead or massicot to a gentle and continued heat in the air. It is used as a cement, as a paint, and in the manufacture of flint glass. Called also {red lead}, {lead tetroxide}, {lead orthoplumbate}, {mineral orange}, {mineral red}, {Paris red}, {Saturn red}, and less definitively, {lead oxide}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Lead oxide — may refer to:* Lead(II) oxide, PbO, litharge, massicot * Lead(II,II,IV) oxide, Pb3O4, minium, red lead * Lead dioxide (lead(IV) oxide), PbO2Less common lead oxides are: * Lead(II,IV) oxide, Pb2O3, lead sesquioxide * Pb12O19 (monoclinic, dark… …   Wikipedia

  • lead oxide — ˈled noun : a binary compound of lead and oxygen; especially : lead monoxide compare lead dioxide, minium, red lead * * * /led/ 1. litharge. 2. any oxide of lead, as red lead. * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • lead oxide — /led/ 1. litharge. 2. any oxide of lead, as red lead. * * * …   Universalium

  • lead oxide — noun A yellow oxide of lead, PbO, used in the manufacture of paints and glass. Syn: lead monoxide, litharge …   Wiktionary

  • lead oxide — noun Date: 1868 any of several oxides of lead; especially lead monoxide …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lead oxide — /lɛd ˈɒksaɪd/ (say led oksuyd) noun → red lead. Also, lead tetraoxide …   Australian English dictionary

  • lead oxide yellow — massicot mas si*cot, n. [F. massicot; E. masticot is a corruption.] (Chem.) Lead monoxide (also called {Lead protoxide}), {PbO}, obtained as a yellow amorphous powder, the fused and crystalline form of which is called {litharge}; lead ocher. It… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lead — (pronEng|ˈlɛd) is a main group element with a symbol Pb ( la. plumbum). Lead has the atomic number 82. Lead is a soft, malleable poor metal, also considered to be one of the heavy metals. Lead has a bluish white color when freshly cut, but… …   Wikipedia

  • Lead(II) nitrate — Lead(II) nitrate …   Wikipedia

  • Lead crystal — (also called crystal) is lead glass that has been hand or machine cut with facets. Lead oxide added to the molten glass gives lead crystal a much higher index of refraction than normal glass, and consequently much greater sparkle by increasing… …   Wikipedia

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