Present name. - Plumbic Nitrate. Pb2No3.
May be obtained from the operative chemists.
Characters and Tests. - In colourless octahedral crystals, which are nearly opaque, permanent in the air, of a sweetish astringent taste, soluble in water and in alcohol. The aqueous solution is precipitated black by Sulphuretted Hydrogen, white by diluted Sulphuric Acid, and yellow by Iodide of Potassium. Added to Sulphate of Indigo, it discharges the colour.
Preparation. - Solution in rectified spirit for 1 and above.