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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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20.0 °C

11.34 g/cm³

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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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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 resistivity

20.0 °C

2.07E-7 Ω·m

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