Lead

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Description

Lead is a soft, ductile and malleable heavy metal with a low melting point that is used mainly in energy storage systems as a part of lead-acid batteries. Liquid lead is an excellent solvent for precious metals such as gold and silver, so its low melting point makes it very easy to use in the recovery of those metals from discarded electronic circuits. Lead has the ability to absorb gamma-rays and x-rays, therefore it is an excellent shield against these types of radiation.

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All metrics apply to room temperature unless otherwise stated. SI units used unless otherwise stated.
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Properties

General

PropertyTemperatureValue

Density

20.0 °C

11.34 g/cm³

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Mechanical

PropertyTemperatureValue

Elastic modulus

20.0 °C

17 GPa

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Hardness, Brinell

20.0 °C

38.3 [-]

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Poisson's ratio

20.0 °C

0.44 [-]

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Tensile strength

20.0 °C

12.5 MPa

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Thermal

PropertyTemperatureValue

Melting point

327.5 °C

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Specific heat capacity

20.0 °C

127 J/(kg·K)

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Thermal conductivity

20.0 °C

35 W/(m·K)

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Electrical

PropertyTemperatureValue

Electrical resistivity

20.0 °C

2.07E-7 Ω·m

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