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How many protons does lead have?

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The element lead has 82 protons and 82 electrons. It's element number 82 and has a molar mass of 207 moles/gram. Lead’s atomic symbol is Pb.

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How many protons does lead have?
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Lead is in group 14 in the carbon group on the periodic table. It's a soft and malleable heavy metal that's naturally gray in color. Lead has many uses and is most often found in building construction sites, lead batteries, bullets, weights and radiation shields. Lead should never be ingested by humans or animals for fear of lead poisoning. Lead poisoning causes severe damage to the nervous system and results in serious brain disorders.

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