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An extremely unstable gas, PbH4, said to be formed by the action of acids on magnesium-lead alloys. It was first reported in 1924, although doubts have since been expressed about the existence of the compound. It demonstrates the declining stability of the hydrides in group 14. More stable organic derivatives are known; e.g. trimethyl plumbane, (CH3)3PbH.

Subjects: Chemistry.

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