Lead Sulfide

Name: Lead Sulfide, also called Galena

Formula: PbS

Molecular Weight: 239.27 g/m

Melting Point: 1114o C

Boiling Point: 1281o C

State at Room Temperature: Solid

PbS is a molecular compound.

Molecular Geometry: Has a crystal structure.

Characteristics: Lead Sulfide is hazardous if swallowed. It has a gray, metallic luster, and a crystiline structure similar to NaCl.

Uses: PbS is a lead ore, or is used to smelt lead. The byproduct of the smelting process produces silver, making it one of the leading silver ores.

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