- containing lead, especially in the tetravalent state.
Origin of plumbic
1790–1800; < Latin plumb(um) lead + -ic
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Plumbic acetate gives a purplish-red precipitate, mercuric cyanide a blue one, the supernatant liquid being also blue.
Plumbic sulphide is precipitated, and the liberated selenic acid separated by filtration is concentrated until it acquires a sp.
The residue dissolved in water is mixed with a solution of plumbic nitrate, an insoluble plumbic seleniate being precipitated.
The plumbic seleniate is suspended in water and decomposed by means of a current of sulphuretted hydrogen.
Chemically it is converted by nitric acid and chlorine into an insoluble substance--plumbic acid or the cyanide of lead.
- of or containing lead in the tetravalent state
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Word Origin and History for plumbic
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- Of, relating to, or containing lead, especially with a valence of four.
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