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Lead-II-acetate, a colorless crystalline solid, is the lead salt of acetic acid.
Lead-II-acetate is known as lead-sugar and was, due to the sweet taste of lead-II-salts and despite its toxicity, used as a sugar substitute, primarily to sweeten wine.
Today, lead-II-acetate is mainly used as a detection reagent.
It is primarily used to detect hydrogen sulfide. So-called lead paper (paper soaked in an aqueous lead-II-acetate solution) reacts in the presence of hydrogen sulfide and brown-grey lead sulfide is formed.
With a proportion of approx. 80% metals represent the largest group of the elements. They can easily be divided in light and heavy metals where aluminium (Al) and potassium (K) ...