lead(II) carbonate

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A white solid, PbCO3, insoluble in water; rhombic; r.d. 6.6. It occurs as the mineral cerussite, which is isomorphous with aragonite and may be prepared in the laboratory by the addition of cold ammonium carbonate solution to a cold solution of a lead(II) salt (acetate or nitrate). It decomposes at 315°C to lead(II) oxide and carbon dioxide.

Subjects: Chemistry.

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