# Rhodizonic Acid and Silver Citrate?

I have used some of those lead check swabs from 3M. I used them on some ceramic tile and received strange results. I called the tile manufacturer who was insistent that lead had never been used in their operations. After talking with 3M they asked me to send a picture, which I did. After looking at the picture the 3M lab told me that they did not believe the test to be positive for lead but didn't explain the color I observed.

I realized I had cleaned the floors with a cleaner which contained silver citrate as a preservative. Would the silver ions have reacted with the rhodizonic acid? What color would this have produced? I observed a pinkish color (definitely not red. More pink/purple) in some areas I tested.

I can include a picture if it would help.

$\ce{Ag+}$ reacts with Sodium Rhodizonate to form a Black colored compound - but only in a neutral or weak-acidic environment.
$\ce{Pb^{2+}}$ should give you a Blue-Violet color (or Scarlet if we're dealing with a weak-acidic environment); therefore, I don't think you're dealing with a lead contamination.