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ALL MOLECULAR GRAPHICS: base metals: lead: atomic arrangement (crystal structure)

lead atoms arranged in a face centred cubic pattern

(above) lead atoms arranged in a face centred cubic pattern

lead: base metal whose atoms are arranged in closely packed hexagonal layers. First and fourth layers are in line with each other. This gives what is known as a face centred cubic pattern or cubic close packing. Lead is a heavy, toxic element. Lead poisoning can occur if lead paint is eaten.

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