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Colorless, shining, transparent, monoclinic prisms or plates, or heavy, white, crystalline masses, or granular crystals, having a faintly acetous odor, and a sweetish, astringent, afterwards metallic taste. Efflorescent, and absorbing Carbon Dioxide, on exposure to the air. Solubility. - In 1.8 parts of water.
Dose, 1/2 to 5 gr.; .03 to .30 gm.
Preparations made from the Acetate in which Lead exists as the Subace-Tate, Pb20(C2H302)2 = 546.48.