Plumbi Oxidum. Lead Oxide. PbO=222.36. Synonym. - Litharge.

Source

Made by roasting Lead in air.

Characters

A heavy, yellowish or reddish-yellow powder or minute scales, without odor or taste. Solubility, - Almost insoluble in water; soluble in Nitric and Acetic Acids.

Impurities

Copper, iron and carbonates.

Lead Oxide is used to make Liquor Plumbi Subacetatis.

Preparations