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What is the correct formula for Lead IV Nitrate?
A. Pb2(NO3)2
B. Pb2(NO3)3
C. Pb(NO3)2
D. Pb4(NO3)2



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Asked by Mcochran, Last updated: Nov 26, 2018

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T. Moore

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Answered on Jan 17, 2019

None of the choices has the correct answer to this item. The correct formula for Lead IV Nitrate is Pb(NO3)4. Pb is the chemical symbol for the element Lead and NO3 for Nitrate. If they are to form a compound it will be Pb 4+ and (NO3)-. In-laws of chemistry, the ions in the lead must be put at the end of the compound it is combined to.

That is how the answer Pb(NO3)4 forms into. And base on the given choices, there is no Pb(NO3)4 but only Pb2(NO3)2, Pb(NO3)2, which is Lead II Nitrate, and Pb4(NO3)2. Lead is soft, malleable, and is resistant to corrosion while nitrate is a salt of nitric acid.

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lonestar

Lonestar

Answered on Jun 07, 2018

None of these answers is correct. If Pb is in the 4+ form of the ion, it must combine to 4 NO3- groups such that the correct formula should be Pb(NO3)4!

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered on Jun 18, 2017

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