Character. - In heavy scales of a pale brick-red colour.

Solubility and Reactions. - Completely soluble without effervescence in diluted nitric and acetic acids, either solution, when neutral, giving the reactions of lead (p. 698). It should contain no copper.

Preparation. - By roasting lead in a current of air.

Preparations in which Oxide of Lead is Used.

Eraplastrum Plumbi.

., Saponis Fuscum.

Liquor Plumbi Subacetatis. Plumbi Acetas.