a white, crystalline, water-soluble, poisonous solid, Pb(C2H3O2)2⋅3H2O, used chiefly as a mordant in dyeing and printing textiles and as a drier in paints and varnishes.
- Also called sugar of lead.
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How to use lead acetate in a sentence
A portion of the yellow filtrate gave a reddish yellow precipitate with lead acetate.
A precipitate obtained by adding lead acetate to a filtered solution of the original substance in 50 per cent.
To the filtrate was added an excess of a solution of lead acetate in 50 per cent.
The poison, if precipitated at all by lead acetate, must have gone down in one of the preceding fractions.
An alcoholic solution of this substance gave a dark color with ferric chloride and a light colored precipitate with lead acetate.
British Dictionary definitions for lead acetate
a white crystalline toxic solid used in dyeing cotton and in making varnishes and enamels. Formula: Pb(CH 3 CO) 2: Systematic name: lead(II) acetate Also called: sugar of lead
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Scientific definitions for lead acetate
A poisonous, white crystalline compound used in hair dyes, waterproofing compounds, and varnishes. Chemical formula: C4H6O4Pb.
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