Lead is a bluish-white lustrous metal. It is very soft, highly malleable, ductile, and a relatively poor conductor of electricity. It is very resistant to corrosion but tarnishes upon exposure to air.
The single most important commercial use of lead is in the manufacture of lead-acid storage batteries. Lead is also employed as protective shielding against X rays and radiation from nuclear reactors. It can be processed into sheet lead for construction purposes for example used as roofing material or flashings.
A significant quantity of lead is used in the manufacture of ammunition for sporting cartridges, pellets and bullets, and for addition to some steel and copper alloys to improve their machine ability. Lead is also used as counterbalance weights for lifts, cranes and for ballast in the boating industry
|Melting Point 327.43 oC
Boiling Point 1740 oC
Thermal Conductivity @ 20oC 0.083cal/(s.cm. oC)
Specific Heat @ 20oC 0.0306cal/g
Latent Heat Of Fusion 5.86k-cal/g-atom
Brinell Hardness 4.2 cast
The single most important commercial use of lead is in the manufacture of lead-acid storage batteries.
It is also used in alloys such as fusible metals, anti-friction metals,
Lead shot for shotgun cartridges
Lead is used for covering cables
lead is often used to support heavy machinery
Lead is also employed as protective shielding against X rays and radiation from nuclear reactors.
Used in the production of low melting point alloys.
This material is available in the following forms
Ingots: 25 Kilo & 1.5 Kilo