Name: Lead Sulfide, also called Galena
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.