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Plumbi Nitras. Lead Nitrate. Pb(No3)2=330.18. Source. - Dissolve Lead in warm diluted Nitric Acid. Characters. - Colorless, transparent, octahedral crystals, or white opaque crystals; without odor, and having a sweetish, astringent, afterwards metallic taste.
Ledoyen's Disinfecting Fluid is Lead Nitrate, 1; dissolved in water, 8 parts.