# How would you give a brief account with equations of the method you would use to prepare a sample of lead(II) sulfate?

$N {a}_{2} S {O}_{4} \left(a q\right) + P b {\left(N {O}_{3}\right)}_{2} \left(a q\right) \rightarrow P b S {O}_{4} \left(s\right) \downarrow + 2 N a N {O}_{3} \left(a q\right)$
Get stoichiometric quantities of lead nitrate and sodium sulfate, and prepare separate solutions of each, maybe approx $0.1 \cdot m o l \cdot {L}^{-} 1$ with respect to the salt. Add the sodium sulfate to the lead solution dropwise with stirring. A fine white salt of lead sulfate will precipitate. This is to be collected on a frit, and then well-washed with distilled water (2-3 volumes), and then ethyl alcohol to aid in water removal. The fine solid will occlude a lot of water; dry under suction to a free flowing powder.