What element is used as 'lead' in pencils?
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What element is used to make the leads in pencils?
Asked in Periodic Table, Elements and Compounds
What element in the periodic table is used in lead with pencials?
What element is present in lead graphite?
Asked in Health, Chemistry, Roman Numerals, Pens and Pencils
Is lead in pencils dangerous?
the "lead" in pencils is actually graphite. No, it's not dangerous to ingest. No, the lead in pencils is not made from lead it is just called that. It is actually made of Granite which is not a dangerous rock. But if it happens to pucture you or cut you wash your wound with peroxide to kill the germs. Lead isn't used in pencils. Due to outdated chemistry, the graphite used in pencils was originally thought to be lead. The term lead is still used to refer to the core of pencils even though that isn't actually what it is.
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Was the element lead ever used to make pencils?
yes. that is why mothers always warned their children to not chew on pencils or mark on themselves with pencils because they could get 'lead' poisoning. ------------------------ No not at all. Actually the material used in case of pencil is carbon oriented (graphite with some clay). The word 'lead' is not to be pronounced as 'led' but by 'leed'. Because the writing portion leads out of the wooden cylinder in which it is packed. But 'led' pronunciation is established and most of us mistook that pencil contains the element lead (Pb)
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When did they stop making pencils out of lead?
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What element we are going to found as gramite in pencil?
Asked in Chemistry, Pens and Pencils
Lead pencil do not have lead so why its call lead pencil?
Lead pencils used to contain lead. Now, graphite or a mixture of graphite and clay powder is used, but old habits die hard and some people still call them lead pencils. Also, even though lead has not been used in pencils for a long time, the paint on the outside contained lead until the middle of the 20th century. This was harmful for people who had a habit of chewing on their pencils.