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When elemental lead in leaded pipes is turned into water-soluble ionic lead (${ Pb }^{ 2+ }$), which of the following statements is true?

A

Elemental lead loses two electrons, and it is reduced.

B

Elemental lead loses two electrons, and it is oxidized.

C

Elemental lead gains two electrons, and it is oxidized.

D

Elemental lead gains two electrons, and it is reduced.

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