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Atomic symbol - Pb
Atomic weight - 207.2
Atomic number - 82
Electron configuration - 2-8-18-32-18-4
Oxidation states - +2, +4
State of matter - solid
Heavy metal-low melting
Discovered in ancient times
Boils at 1744 .C, melts at 327.5 .C

Lead is a soft silvery-white or gray metal. It is very mallable, ductile, and
dense. It is used in bullets and in blocking X-Rays and other electromagnetic
short-wave radiation. It is also used in vulcanizing rubber.

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