Is Lead Magnetic?

Lead (Pb) is a very heavy metal, but like gold, lead is not magnetic. Because lead is very heavy, like gold, scammers will sometimes coat a bar of lead with gold and try to sell it to unwitting buyers.

Even though lead is not magnetic it can interact slightly with magnetic fields. By moving a very strong magnet past a piece lead can actually cause the lead to move.

The video below shows that lead does interaction with the magnet, other metals, such as Aluminum, Brass, and, Copper have a more visible interaction.

Video: Comparison of Aluminium, Brass, Lead, and Copper

Note that lead is a commonly used material in car batteries, fishing weights, at one point paints, and many other things. The problem is that it is toxic and causes problems with the heart, nervous system, bones … It’s especially bad for children since it can cause learning and behavioral disorders.

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