Definition of Lead acetate

1. Noun. A poisonous white solid (Pb[CH3CO]2) used in dyeing cotton and in making enamels and varnishes.

Exact synonyms: Sugar Of Lead
Generic synonyms: Acetate, Ethanoate, Dye, Dyestuff

Medical Definition of Lead acetate

1. Has been used as an astringent in diarrhoea, and in aqueous solution as a wet dressing in certain dermatoses. Synonym: sugar of lead. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lead Acetate

lead-acid accumulator
lead-acid battery
lead-pipe cinch
lead-pipe rigidity
lead acetate (current term)
lead anaemia
lead arsenate
lead astray
lead bank
lead by the nose
lead carbonate
lead character
lead chromate
lead colic
lead dog
lead down a garden path
lead encephalitis
lead encephalopathy
lead fiddle

Literary usage of Lead acetate

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1. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1921)
"Pure lead acetate is a white crystalline salt of sweetish taste and weak acid ... lead acetate is largely used in dyeing and calico-printing ; for the ..."

2. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1915)
"These are filtered off through paper pulp, washed twice, and then transferred by washing to a beaker and treated with an excess of lead acetate solution (N) ..."

3. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1912)
"Thin salt is prepared by the addition of calcium or lead acetate to ferric ... By the action of lead acetate on ferrous carbonate, carbonate of lead and ..."

4. Allen's Commercial Organic Analysis: A Treatise on the Properties, Modes of by Alfred Henry Allen (1917)
"The writer has shown, for example,1 that basic lead acetate can be used in ... In sugar analysis any considerable excess of basic lead acetate should always ..."

5. A Handbook of Sugar Analysis: A Practical and Descriptive Treatise for Use by Charles Albert Browne (1912)
"Neutral Lead-acetate Solution. — In preparing the neutral acetate of lead reagent, a concentrated solution of commercial lead acetate (sugar of lead) is ..."

6. Manual of Qualitative Chemical Analysis by C. Remigius Fresenius, Samuel William Johnson (1883)
"lead acetate must completely dissolve in water acidified with one or two drops of ... lead acetate therefore produces precipitates in the solutions of these ..."

7. Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1891)
"Tins paper gives a history of the literature devoted to the influence which basic lead acetate has upon the polarization of sugars. ..."

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