Lead(IV) acetate

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Lead(IV) acetate, also known as plumbic acetate, is a chemical compound. Its chemical formula is Pb(C2H3O2)4. It contains lead and acetate ions. The lead is in its +4 oxidation state.

Properties[change | change source]

Lead(IV) acetate is a colorless or pink solid. It is a powerful oxidizing agent. It reacts with water.

Preparation[change | change source]

It can be made by reacting lead(II,IV) oxide with acetic acid.

Uses[change | change source]

Lead(IV) acetate is used in organic chemistry as an oxidizing agent. It is also used to add lead to other organic compounds.

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