Lead

by Lew, Kristi.

Format: Print Book 2009
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Penn Hills Library Juvenile Oversize j q 546.688 LEW
Location  Penn Hills Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Oversize
 
Call Number  j q 546.688 LEW
 
 
Summary
The Ancient Romans used the metal lead (Pb) to make pewter plates and pipes to carry water. Scientists now know that lead is quite poisonous to humans. It is a cumulative poison, and its built-up effects can lead to damage in the brain, liver, and kidneys. Lead has no useful biological function and should not be eaten or otherwise taken into the body. Students will learn about the physical and chemical properties of lead, its atomic structure, and its place on the periodic table. Readers will also learn about the various industrial applications of lead, including its use as a shield for X-rays and radiation produced in nuclear reactors and for absorbing vibration and sound. In compounds, lead is used in making lead-acid storage batteries, fine crystal, solder in circuit boards, and vulcanized rubber.
Contents
A closer look at lead
Atomic lead
Pure lead
Lead compounds
Lead and you.

Additional Information
Series Understanding the elements of the periodic table.
Subjects Lead -- Popular works.
Periodic law -- Tables -- Popular works.
Chemical elements -- Popular works.
Lead.
Chemical elements.
Periodic law -- Tables.
Publisher New York :Rosen Pub. Group,2009
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 48 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 46) and index.
ISBN 9781404217799 (lib. bdg.)
1404217797 (lib. bdg.)
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