Monday, March 10, 2014

Lead acetate

Lead(II) acetate crystals under the microscope and in polarized light. Lead(II) acetate is also known as lead sugar or salt of saturn. In ancient times it was used as sweetener and produced lead poisoning in ancient cultures.

Lead(II) acetate under the microscope
Lead(II) acetate (magnification 80x).

Lead acetate crystals
Lead(II) acetate (magnification 80x).

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