lead monoxide


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lead monoxide

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lead monoxide

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(Elements & Compounds) a poisonous insoluble oxide of lead existing in red and yellow forms: used in making glass, glazes, and cements, and as a pigment. Formula: PbO. Systematic name: lead(II) oxide Also called: litharge or plumbous oxide
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For example, the formula of LEAD MONOXIDE is PbO which, transposed, makes BOP.
Skylighter's inventory includes acetone, ammonium perchlorate, benzoic acid, boric acid, calcium carbonate, xylene, chlorine, alcohol, sodium fluoaluminate, dextrin, sodium benzoate, guanidine nitrate, hexachloroethane, stearic acid, iodine, lactose, lead tetraoxide, sodium bicarbonate, lead monoxide, methylene chloride, shellac, oxalic acid, chlorinated rubber, polyethylene, tungsten, zinc chromate, sodium salicylate, polyvinyl chloride and sorbitol -- along with such prosaic items as pine rosin, tropical tree resin and rice hulls (coated with burst-powder to break shells).
Juarez, and virtually everyone else in this village in the western state of Oaxaca, uses lead monoxide to prepare the glazes that give a warm green shade and high shine to its distinctive plates and bowls.