Lead telluride

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Lead telluride, also known as lead(II) telluride, is a chemical compound. Its chemical formula is PbTe. It contains lead and telluride ions. The lead is in the +2 oxidation state.

Properties[change | change source]

Lead telluride is a gray crystalline solid. It reacts with strong acids to make toxic hydrogen telluride and toxic lead salts.

Preparation[change | change source]

It may be made by melting lead and tellurium together.

Uses[change | change source]

It is used as a semiconductor and an infrared detector.

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