|Melting point||:||327.5 °C|
|Density (near r.t)||:||11.34 g/cm3|
- Lead is bluish-gray, soft, dense metal that has a bright luster when freshly cut.
- It tarnishes slowly in moist air to form a dull gray coasting. The metal is highly ductile and malleable. Lead is extremely resistant to corrosion and is a poor conductor of electricity.
- Lead is still widely used for car batteries, pigments, ammunition, cable sheathing, weights for lifting, weight belts for diving, lead crystal glass, radiation protection and in some solders.
- It is also sometimes used in architecture, for roofing and in stained glass windows.