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Lead - Periodic Table of Videos

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The team at periodicvideos has created a TED-Ed Lesson for every element of the periodic table. This one is about element number 82. Special submarines and heavy-duty glass -- learn all about lead in this lesson.

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For all the basics about lead, check out the Visual Elements Periodic Table.
For amazing photos and facts about lead, check out The Elements by Theodore Gray.
Lead (II) acetate was used in the Roman Empire as a sweetener for wine. It is because of this use, many believe lead (II) acetate as a plausible explanation for the dementia of many Roman emperors, and some even consider the chronic lead poisoning to have caused the Empire’s gradual decline.
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