What Is the Molar Mass of Lead?

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The molar mass of lead is 207.2 grams/mole. The element has an atomic number of 82 and is a solid at room temperature. It can be found in period 6 and group 14 on the periodic table.

Lead is a soft and malleable element that has been utilized in industry since early times. Ancient Romans used to use lead to create water pipes.

In recent society, lead is used to line tanks and in medical procedures. Lead has a high density and therefore can shield high-intensity X-rays. For this reason, lead vests are used in medical offices to protect patients and doctors from X-ray machines.