Lead acetate trihydrate may react with acids and oxidizing agents. Is incompatible with sulfates, citrates, tartrates, chlorides, carbonates, alkalis, tannin, resorcinol, salicylic acid, phenol, chloral hydrate, sulfites, vegetable infusions and tinctures. Incompatible with phosphates . Incompatible with KBrO3 and with EDTA.
Literature sources indicate that Lead acetate trihydrate is nonflammable.
White powder or white chunky solid. Slight odor. pH (5% aqueous solution at 77°F) 5.5-6.5.
Crystallise it twice from anhydrous acetic acid and dry it under vacuum for 24hours at 100o. The solubility in H2O is 63% (at ~20o) and 200% (at boiling point). [Beilstein 2 IV 118.]
Air & Water Reactions
Slowly effloresces in air. Water soluble but solutions absorb carbon dioxide from the air and to give incompletely soluble products.