lead oxide


: any of several oxides of lead
especially : lead monoxide

Examples of lead oxide in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These last two compounds, the lead chlorides, are not naturally found in Egypt, which points to the possibility of deliberate manufacturing using lead oxide (PbO), rock salt (NaCl), natron (Na2Co3 and NaHCo3), and water. Rebecca Kreston, Discover Magazine, 21 Apr. 2012 There are 42 chemicals which have been identified and are listed in Exhibit A, including common chemicals such as chlorine, methane, benzene, lead oxide, nickel, and cobalt. Lynn Mucenski Keck, Forbes, 25 July 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1868, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lead oxide was in 1868

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“Lead oxide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lead%20oxide. Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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