lead-acetate

lead acetate

[led]
noun Chemistry.
a white, crystalline, water-soluble, poisonous solid, Pb(C 2 H 3 O 2 ) 2 ⋅3H 2 O, used chiefly as a mordant in dyeing and printing textiles and as a drier in paints and varnishes.
Also called sugar of lead.


Origin:
1895–1900

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To lead-acetate
Collins
World English Dictionary
lead acetate (lɛd)
 
n
Systematic name: lead(II) acetate, Also called: sugar of lead a white crystalline toxic solid used in dyeing cotton and in making varnishes and enamels. Formula: Pb(CH3CO)2

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
American Heritage
Science Dictionary
lead acetate  
A poisonous, white crystalline compound used in hair dyes, waterproofing compounds, and varnishes. Chemical formula: C4H6O4Pb.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;