# Is lead the densest element?

## Is lead the densest element?

With its high atomic number, lead is the heaviest element whose natural isotopes are regarded as stable; lead-208 is the heaviest stable nucleus.

### What is the density of lead element?

11.29 gram/cm3

atomic number 82
melting point 327.5 °C (621.5 °F)
boiling point 1,744 °C (3,171.2 °F)
density 11.29 gram/cm3 at 20 °C (68 °F)
oxidation states +2, +4

#### What are the top 5 densest elements?

The 10 Densest Metals:

1. Osmium 22.6 g/cm^3. What is this?
2. Iridium 22.4 g/cm^3.
3. Platinum 21.45 g/cm^3.
4. Neptunium 20.2 g/cm^3.
5. Plutonium 19.84 g/cm^3.
6. Tungsten 19.35 g/cm^3.
7. Gold 19.32 g/cm^3.
8. Uranium 18.95 g/cm^3.

What are the 3 most dense elements?

The elements of the periodic table sorted by density

Density Name chemical element Atomic Number
0.09 Hydrogen 1
0.18 Helium 2
0.53 Lithium 3
0.86 Argon 18

Gold is much heavier than lead. It is very dense. Another rather simple way to think of this is that if the density of water is 1 g/cc then the density of gold is 19.3 times greater than water. Water weighs about 8.3 pounds per gallon.

## Is lead heavier than tungsten?

Tungsten carbide is heavier than lead, and almost twice as dense as steel. This enables us to pack extreme mass into a compact, comfortable and agile slide.

### Why is lead so dense?

Lead is a stable metal that’s often used as weights and sinkers. The reason it’s heavy in terms of mass per unit volume (or think about it as per teaspoon), is because the lead atoms are very close, making it a dense material.

#### What is the density of lead g ml?

11.4 g/ml
The density of Lead is 11.4 g/ml. If a sample of Lead has a mass of 91 g, what is the volume of this sample of Lead?

In a nutshell, osmium and iridium are denser than lead and other elements with higher atomic numbers because these metals combine a large atomic number with a small atomic radius.

## Is gold denser than lead?

What would a three inch diameter lead ball weigh?

Material Density ( pounds / cubic inch )
Copper 0.321
Magnesium 0.0628
Steel 0.283

#### What is the density of lead?

Some rarer metals are denser: tungsten and gold are both at 19.3 g/cm 3, and osmium —the densest metal known—has a density of 22.59 g/cm 3, almost twice that of lead. Lead is a very soft metal with a Mohs hardness of 1.5; it can be scratched with a fingernail. It is quite malleable and somewhat ductile.

What is the atomic number of lead?

Lead is a chemical element with symbol Pb (from the Latin plumbum) and atomic number 82. It is a heavy metal that is denser than most common materials. Lead has the highest atomic number of any stable element and three of its isotopes each conclude a major decay chain of heavier elements.

Which of the following is a characteristic of lead?

Lead has the highest atomic number of any stable element and three of its isotopes are endpoints of major nuclear decay chains of heavier elements. Lead is a relatively unreactive post-transition metal.

## What are the common impurities in lead?

Arsenic, tin, antimony, silver, gold, copper, and bismuth are common impurities in lead minerals. Lead is a fairly common element in the Earth’s crust for its high atomic number (82). Most elements of atomic number greater than 40 are less abundant.