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Solubility. - Soluble in water and alcohol.
Reactions. - The aqueous solution gives the reactions of lead (p. 698). Added to sulphate of indigo it discharges the colour.
Preparation. - By dissolving lead in nitric acid with the aid of heat and crystallising.
Preparation in which Nitrate of Lead is used.
Uses. - It is sometimes applied as a disinfectant, and occasionally to cracked hands or lips and fissured nipples, and in onychia maligna. It has been given in order to check haemorrhage from the lungs.