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What is the formula for lead (IV) nitrite?

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The chemical formula for lead(IV) nitrite is Pb(NO2)4. Lead(IV) nitrite is also known as plumbic nitrite. One molecule of lead(IV) nitrite contains one atom of lead, represented by Pb; four atoms of nitrogen, represented by the symbol N; and eight atoms of oxygen, represented by O.

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Lead(IV) nitrite is made from a combination of the lead ion with a charge of +4, as indicated by the Roman numeral IV in parentheses, and the nitrite ion, written as NO2 with a charge of -1. Lead(IV) nitrite has a molar mass of about 391.22 grams per mole. The related compound lead(IV) nitrate has a formula of Pb(NO3)4.

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