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Over the centuries lead's unique properties have been harnessed in countless ways in the service of man and today it is still one of the most widely used and versatile materials in existence.

Mechanical Properties

Pure lead has little strength and is very soft and malleable. Because its interatomic bonding forces are weak and its melting point is very low, any stresses applied to pure lead may be relieved at normal ambient temperatures by recrystailisation and/or grain growth with a resulting permanent deformation of the lead.

Chemical Properties

Perhaps lead's best known property is its resistance to corrosion in various aggressive environments (especially sulphuric acid). Lead's ability to give good service in such situations often gives the erroneous impression that lead is a passive metal. Lead is, in fact, a very reactive metal.
The chemical symbol for lead is Pb.

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