Present name. - Plumbic Iodide. Pbl2.
Prepared from the Nitrate by precipitation with Iodide of Potassium, and washing and drying the powder.
Characters and Tests. - A bright yellow powder, sparingly soluble in cold water, more so in hot water, and readily so on adding a little Hydrochloric Acid, yielding a colourless solution; the hot solution as it cools deposits beautiful yellow spangles of a silky lustre; they may be fused at a moderate heat. When boiled with Nitric Acid it gives off the purple vapours of Iodine.
Preparation. - Trituration.