lead oxidation please help me?

Lead oxidation please help me?

Hello friends i need your help. Do lead oxidize? Do steel oxidize (is it called rusting?)?
If lead do oxidize could you tell me what causes lead to oxidize.
I have this steel bar. Probably a stainless steel and I want to find out if there are any lead mixed in this steel bar. So i was thinking if i were to apply material that causes lead to oxidize on that "mysterious steel" and I see the oxidization then would it be safe to assume that it contains lead?

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Lead is a chemical element in the carbon group with symbol Pb (from Latin: plumbum) and atomic number 82. Lead is a soft and malleable metal, which is regarded as a heavy metal and poor metal. 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.
Lead is used in building construction, lead-acid batteries, bullets and shot, weights, as part of solders, pewters, fusible alloys, and as a radiation shield. Lead has the highest atomic number of all of the stable elements, although the next higher element, bismuth, has a half-life that is so long (much longer than the age of the universe) that it can be considered stable. Its four stable isotopes have 82 protons, a magic number in the nuclear shell model of atomic nuclei.
Lead, at certain contact degrees, is a poisonous substance to animals, including humans. It damages the nervous system and causes brain disorders. Excessive lead also causes blood disorders in mammals. Like the element mercury, another heavy metal, lead is a neurotoxin that accumulates both in soft tissues and the bones. Lead poisoning has been documented from ancient Rome, ancient Greece, and ancient China.


Best answer:
Answer by Ricki
Do lead oxidize? Yes. Lead actually quickly forms a thin protective layer of lead oxide that prevents any further oxidation of the lead.

Do steel oxidize, yes and as you said, it's usually referred to as rusting.

No. First, it would be unusual I think for stainless steel to have lead in it and it's hard to say how it would react to a corrosive material. There are instruments that will tell you what different metals are, don't know if you have access to anything like this.


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