Lead acetate is prepared by reacting lead oxide or carbonate with acetic acid.
Lead acetate 3 represents aqueous colorless crystals. This product is hygroscopic and is readily soluble in water.
To date, acetate of lead found its application in medicine, analytical chemistry, printed cottons fact, decoration, for other lead compounds as a filler silk. In medicine, an aqueous solution of lead acetate is used as an external astringent and anti-inflammatory agents used in inflammatory diseases of the mucous membranes and skin, as well as injuries and bruises.