Exploring the Elements: Lead, 1st Edition

  • Donna B. McKinney
  • Published By: Enslow Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 1978504233
  • ISBN-13: 9781978504233
  • DDC: 546
  • Grade Level Range: 5th Grade - 8th Grade
  • 48 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released September 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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In ancient times, humans used lead in everything from cooking tools to water pipes to cosmetics. That was before scientists discovered that lead is poisonous for humans. Today lead is still useful, but we use it with more care in items that hold corrosive materials, like car batteries that hold acid, or to protect us from harmful radiation, like in X-ray machines or nuclear reactors. Pb is lead's symbol, from the Latin word plumbum. This book will help students better understand the basics of chemistry as they learn what lead is and how this toxic, but important, metal is used in our world.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Lead: Up Close.
2: Lead in the Periodic Table: Organized Elements.
3: Pure Lead: Applied to Life.
4: Mixing It Up: Lead Combined with Other Elements.
5: Danger Ahead: Lead in the Human Body.
Further Reading.