|OTP appearance||black solid|
- Source of lead by smelting
- Natural detector
- Natural LED
- Side product in acetic anhydride manufacture
- Occurs as the mineral galena
- More at Galena under smelting
Lead sulfide, when heated in an oxidizing environment, becomes lead sulfate. Lead sulfate, when heated, gives off sulfur dioxide, which may be useful in making sulfuric acid. The remaining lead (II) oxide may be carbothermically reduced to form elemental lead.
- Abdel-Rehim, A. M. (2006) "Thermal and XRD analysis of Egyptian galena".
Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry 86(2)