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# What is the correct name for the formula for Pb2(SO4)4?

This question is part of Multivalent Compounds (CILTs)
Asked by Coulter, Last updated: Jan 13, 2021

#### A. Samuel

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Answered Dec 14, 2020

The correct name is for this formula is Lead (IV) Sulfate.
The molecular weight for PB2 (SO4)4 is 303g/mol. This consists of Lead (Pb), Sulfur(S), and Oxygen (O), the atomic weight for lead is 207.2 and a mass percentage of 51.89. The atomic weight of Sulphur is 32.065 u and oxygen has an atomic mass 16. It also has 16 atoms.

Lead sulfate appears to be a white crystalline solid. When it comes in contact with the skin, it may irritate it. Lead Sulfate is insoluble in water and it sinks in water. Its melting point is 1170 degree Celsius. When it is heated to decomposition, it emits vey toxic fumes of lead oxide and Sulphur oxide. It has a refractive index of 1.877,1.822 and 1.894. When it is absorbed by skin, inhaled or ingested it is mildly toxic.

#### Barry Mclean

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Answered Apr 03, 2019

Lead(IV) Sulfate is the name of the formula Pb2(SO4)4. This is composed of the elements Lead (Pb), Sulfur (S), and Oxygen (O). For this compound, lead has 2 atoms with an atomic weight of 207.2 and a mass percent of 51.89, sulfur has 4 atoms, 32.065 atomic weight, and 16.06% mass percent, and oxygen has 16 atoms, an atomic weight of 15.9994, and mass percent of 32.05. the molar mass of Lead(IV) Sulfate or Pb2(SO4)4 is 798.6504 g/mol. Pb2(SO4)4 can also be called Plumbic Sulphate as its common while Lead(IV) Sulfate is its systematic name. Either is correct as long as it did not specify to write the common or systematic name of Pb2(SO4)4.

#### John Smith

John Smith

Answered Oct 28, 2016