How do I determine if something is lead? Answered
I found a hideously fake £2 coin in my change, I bit into it to double check and it left a noticeable tooth mark (also upon closer inspection the gold bits were rubbing off and it had an overall wedge shape to it).
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)