Question #195a0

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The symbol Pb is used for the element lead.

This might seem odd, but the Latin name for lead was plumbum .

Lead was used in the past for plumbing (its use for plumbing has stopped due to the fact that it is a neurotoxin).

The term plumbing was actually derived from the Latin plumbum just as the symbol for lead was because lead was so commonly used for plumbing purposes in the past.

Mar 2, 2015

Name: Lead
Symbol: Pb
Atomic Number: 82