ChemicalDictionary.org cites PbO as being the formula for lead oxide. It is also known as lead (II) oxide, lead monoxide, lead protoxide and plumbous oxide. It is described as being odorless, gray, yellow green or a red-brown solid.Continue Reading
Lead oxide has a formula mass of 223.19, a melting point of 888 degrees Celsius and a boiling point of 1470 degrees Celsius. It has a density of 9.5 g/cm3.
Lead oxide is found in plasters and ointments. It is used in pottery glazing and in the glass flux for porcelain and glass painting. It is also present in varnishes, lead glass and with glycerol as metal cement. Lead oxide produces iridescent colors on bronze and brass.Learn more about Solutions & Mixtures
Bauxite is an aluminum ore that consists primarily of aluminum oxide and aluminum hydroxide minerals, mixed with two iron oxides, the clay mineral kaolinite and small amounts of anatase. The aluminum oxide mineral is gibbsite, or Al(OH)3. The aluminum hydroxide minerals are boehmite and diaspore, or γ-AlO(OH) and α-AlO(OH), respectively.Full Answer >
Copper(II) oxide is insoluble in water and different types of alcohols. This compound is soluble in solutions of strong acids and in hot acids, such as formic or acetic acid. It can also dissolve in an ammonia solution, but it does so at a very slow rate.Full Answer >
Thermite is a pyrotechnic compound consisting of a metal oxide, metal powder, a fuel source and usually aluminum. When subjected to heat, thermite produces an exothermic oxidation-reduction reaction, also known as a thermite reaction, that results in the compound igniting and burning at incredibly high temperatures for a short time.Full Answer >
Nitrous oxide is not flammable, but in a fire, it accelerates the burning of combustible material. It is a colorless gas that is sweet-tasting and water-soluble. Nitrous oxide is also known as laughing gas.Full Answer >