Synthesis of Lead Azide

Dissolve 10.5 g of lead(II) acetate in 100 mL of water, dissolve 4.15 g of sodium azide in 50 mL of water then combine the solutions. Filter and wash with 300 mL of water, store underwater in dark.

2 NaN3 + Pb(C2H3O2)2 = 2 NaC2H3O+ Pb(N3)2



After combining the solutions, lead azide immediately precipitated

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