Lead Test


  • Sodium Rhodizonate Solution
  • Vinegar
  • 1 plastic pipette
  • Disposable plastic cup
  • Beaker OR graduated cylinder



1. Measure our 120mL of your sample into a beaker or graduated cylinder.

2. Pour the sample into a paper or plastic cup.

3. Use a dropper to drop 5 drops vinegar into your sample.

4. Use another dropper to drop 5 drops of Sodium Rhodizonate into your sample.

5. This should turn your solution and orangey-brown color.

6. Pink color indicates the presence of lead.

7. Record on our data sheet color and positive or negative.