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Lead(IV) acetate, also known as plumbic acetate, is a chemical compound. Its chemical formula is Pb(C2H3O2)4. It contains lead and acetate ions. The lead is in its +4 oxidation state.

Properties

Lead(IV) acetate is a colorless or pink solid. It is a powerful oxidizing agent. It reacts with water.

Preparation

It can be made by reacting lead(II,IV) oxide with acetic acid.

Uses

Lead(IV) acetate is used in organic chemistry as an oxidizing agent. It is also used to add lead to other organic compounds.

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