- a yellowish or reddish, odorless, heavy, earthy, water-insoluble, poisonous solid, PbO, used chiefly in the manufacture of storage batteries, pottery, lead glass, paints, enamels, and inks.
Origin of litharge
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The heat ought never to be urged so far as to melt the litharge.
In the proportion of an ounce of litharge to a quart of oil.Buenos Ayres and the Provinces of the Rio de La Plata
The best solvents of litharge are nitric acid and acetic acid.
Other forms substitute an equal weight of litharge for the graphite.
It is manufactured in two forms, known as “massicot” and “litharge.”
- another name for lead monoxide