How do I determine if something is lead?
Because it's nice and soft and now worthless as currency, I thought I'd try that turn a quarter into a ring instructable with it. After only a few taps I saw a noticeable difference and it now occurs to me that it's probably made of lead.
- Dulled silvery metal
- Very soft (can leave toothmarks if I bite hard)
- Need a definite way to tell if it's lead before I attempt to make a ring out of it.
I know it's not gonna kill me unless I keep attempting to take bites out of it, but I'd still like to know, thanks.
(also I don't have access to any chemistry equipment for proper tests)