Lead compounds: trilead tetroxide

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The lead in trilead tetroxide formally is in the oxidation state 2, 2, 4.

Crystal structure of trilead tetroxide

Trilead tetroxide

  • Formula as often written: Pb3O4
  • Hill system formula: O4Pb3
  • CAS registry number: [1314-41-6]
  • Formula weight: 685.598
  • Class: oxide

Synonyms

  • trilead tetroxide
  • lead (II, II, IV) oxide
  • lead oxide
  • red lead

Physical properties

  • Colour: orange-red
  • Appearance: crystalline solid
  • Melting point: 830°C; 892°C (under 1 atmopshere oxygen)
  • Boiling point:
  • Density: 8300 kg m-3

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Element analysis

Element percentages for the elements in trilead tetroxide
Element %
O 9.33
Pb 90.67

Synthesis

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Solid state structure

  • Geometry of lead:
  • Prototypical structure:

Crystal structure of trilead tetroxide

Isotope pattern

What follows is the calculated isotope pattern for the Pb3O4 unit with the most intense ion set to 100%.

Formula: Pb3O4

mass  %
678   0.1 
679 0.0
680 1.0
681 1.6 _
682 9.6 _____
683 17.5 _________
684 50.0 _________________________
685 64.6 ________________________________
686 100.0 __________________________________________________
687 66.5 _________________________________
688 52.9 __________________________
689 0.6
690 0.4

References

The data on these compounds pages are assembled and adapted from the primary literature and several other sources including the following.

  • R.T. Sanderson in Chemical Periodicity, Reinhold, New York, USA, 1960.
  • N.N. Greenwood and A. Earnshaw in Chemistry of the Elements, 2nd edition, Butterworth, UK, 1997.
  • F.A. Cotton, G. Wilkinson, C.A. Murillo, and M. Bochmann, in Advanced Inorganic Chemistry, John Wiley & Sons, 1999.
  • A.F. Trotman-Dickenson, (ed.) in Comprehensive Inorganic Chemistry, Pergamon, Oxford, UK, 1973.
  • R.W.G. Wyckoff, in Crystal Structures, volume 1, Interscience, John Wiley & Sons, 1963.
  • A.R.West in Basic solid state chemistry Chemistry, John Wiley & Sons, 1999.
  • A.F. Wells in Structural inorganic chemistry, 4th edition, Oxford, UK, 1975.
  • J.D.H. Donnay, (ed.) in Crystal data determinative tables, ACA monograph number 5, American Crystallographic Association, USA, 1963.
  • D.R. Lide, (ed.) in Chemical Rubber Company handbook of chemistry and physics, CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, USA, 77th edition, 1996.
  • J.W. Mellor in A comprehensive treatise on inorganic and theoretical chemistry, volumes 1-16, Longmans, London, UK, 1922-1937.
  • J.E. Macintyre (ed.) in Dictionary of inorganic compounds, volumes 1-3, Chapman & Hall, London, UK, 1992.

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