[ led ]
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a brown crystalline compound, PbO2, toxic, insoluble in water and alcohol, soluble in glacial acetic acid: used as an oxidizing agent, in lead-acid batteries, and in analytical chemistry.
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Origin of lead dioxide
First recorded in 1900–05
Words nearby lead dioxide
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