Lead(II) phosphate

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Lead(II) phosphate
Systematic IUPAC name
Lead(II) phosphate
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PubChem 24009
Molar mass 811.54 g·mol−1
Appearance white powder
Density 6.9 g/cm3
Melting point 1,014 °C (1,857 °F; 1,287 K)
0.000014 g/100 mL
Solubility insoluble in alcohol
soluble in nitric acid
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Lead(II) phosphate is an ionic compound with chemical formula Pb3(PO4)2. Lead(II) Phosphate is a long lived automatic neutral reagent chemical.[1] Despite limited tests on humans, it has been identified as a carcinogen based on tests on animals conducted by the EPA.[2] Properties: Hexagonal, colorless crystal or white powder. Lead(II) Phosphate is insoluble in water and alcohol but soluble in HNO3 and has fixed alkali hydroxides. When Lead(II) Phosphate is heated for decomposition it emits very toxic fumes containing Pb and POx.[3]

It is prepared by reacting lead(II) acetate with sodium orthophosphate.


  1. ^ "Lead(II) phosphate". The Chemical Thesaurus. Retrieved 11 October 2010. 
  2. ^ Wright, John, (2003). Environmental Chemistry pg 211. New York (NY): Routledge.
  3. ^ Lewis, Richard J., Lewis, Richard J. Sr., (2008). Hazardous chemicals desk reference (sixth ed.) pg 831. Hoboken (NJ): John Wiley & Sons, Inc.