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# Lead (II) Azide Formula – Molecular, Structure and Chemical Formula

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## What is Lead (II) Azide?

Lead (II) Azide is an inorganic compound that is largely used with explosive industries to produce detonators. The chemical formula for the compound is Pb(N3)2 and its molecular weight is 291.242 g mol-1 approx. It is formed by mixing lead cations and Azide anions together where nitrogen atoms are connected together with double bonds.

The compound has orthorhombic structure and its chemical structure could be given as below.

### Lead (II) Azide Chemical Formula

The compound is highly unstable and it is not available in nature in the free state. It was primarily synthesized in the 19th century and during 20th century it was prepared by alternative methods to produce quickly and cheaply in war.

Pb(NO3)2 + 2 NaN3 → Pb(N3)2 + 2 NaNO3