Melting lead

Lead is a soft, malleable poor metal. It is also counted as one of the heavy metals. Metallic lead has a bluish-white color after being freshly cut, but it soon tarnishes to a dull grayish color when exposed to air. Lead has a shiny chrome-silver luster when it is melted into a liquid. Melting point is 327.46 °C, which can be easily achieved on a cooking stove.

Melted lead accumulates a lot of energy as heat, so it is very dangerous (a lot more dangerous than boiling water) since it can cause serious burns.

Pictures of the result, after some of the impurities have been removed (dust, oxidized lead, etc):

I recently got some more lead, used for balancing vehicle wheels, so I recycled it all, and transformed it in ingots.

That’s a total of 4.5Kg.

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  1. hey Radu, how’s life?
    i’ve got an idea. why not try to melt lead using induction heater of royer?

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