Zirconium Symbol Zr  Atomic Number 40 Atomic Mass 91.224 g.mol −1 Discovered by Martin Klaproth in the year 1798 Chemical Properties of Zirconium Group 4 Melting point 1854°C, 3369°F, 2127 K Period 5 Boiling point 4406°C, 7963°F, 4679 K Block d Density (g cm−3) 6.52 Atomic number 40 Relative atomic mass 91.224 State at 20°C […]

Zinc Sulfate – ZnSO4

What is Zinc Sulfate (ZnSO4)? ZnSO4 is an inorganic compound with chemical name Zinc Sulfate. Zinc Sulfate is a dietary supplement. It was historically called as white vitriol. It is also known as Zincate, Zinc sulfate (1:1). This compound is listed on the World Health Organization’s List of Essential Medicines. You must avoid taking this medication […]

Zinc phosphate – Zn3(PO4)2

What is Zinc phosphate? Zn3(PO4)2 is an inorganic chemical compound with a chemical name Zinc phosphate. It is also called Trizinc phosphate or Zinc orthophosphate or Trizinc diphosphate. It is widely used as a corrosion resistant coating applied on metal surfaces which is put as primer pigment or as a part of electroplating. Trizinc phosphate […]

Zinc Oxide – ZnO

What is Zinc Oxide? Zinc Oxide is an inorganic compound which is also known as Calamine or Zinc White. It is naturally found as a mineral zincite. It is mostly produced synthetically. It is a chemical compound with mild astringent and antiseptic action which works as a topical protectant. It has wide applications in bandages, […]

Zinc nitrate – Zn(NO3)2

What is Zinc nitrate? Zn(NO3)2 is an inorganic chemical compound with a chemical name Zinc nitrate. It is also called Zinc dinitrate or Celloxan or Zinc Nitrate Hexahydrate. It is widely used as a catalyst to manufacture in medicine, dyes, and various other chemicals. Celloxan is a white to colourless, crystalline solid which is highly […]

Zinc Hydroxide – Zn(OH)2

What is Zinc Hydroxide? Zinc hydroxide is an inorganic chemical compound with formula Zn(OH)2. It occurs naturally in three rare minerals namely wulfingite, ashoverite and sweetite. It is an amphoteric hydroxide. Zinc hydroxide reacts with both bases and acids. It is an insoluble hydroxide which reacts with strong acid and gets dissolved. Zn(OH)2 Zinc hydroxide […]

Extraction Of Zinc: Application Of Metallurgy

Zinc Mining The most commonly available ore used in the extraction of Zinc is called Zinc Blende also known as Zinc Sulphide (ZnS). Historically extraction of zinc has been more difficult than extraction of other metals because at temperatures where metals such as iron typically begins to melt, zinc is a gas. Due to its […]

Zinc chloride (ZnCl2)

What is Zinc Chloride? Zinc chloride is a chemical compound with the formula ZnCl2. There exist nine different crystalline forms of zinc chloride that are currently known. These hydrates of ZnCl2 are either white in colour or colourless. All of them are highly soluble in water. Zinc chloride exhibits hygroscopic qualities, i.e. it attracts and […]

Zinc Carbonate – ZnCO3

What is Zinc Carbonate? Zinc carbonate is a white crystalline powder occurs naturally as granular or earthy masses. It is referred as smithsonite or calamine or zinc spar. In pure form it is colourless, transparent but more frequently coloured by the presence of iron, manganese, copper, etc. The ore smithsonite sometimes called “dry bones” contains […]

Zinc acetate – Zn(CH3COO)2(H2O)2

What is Zinc acetate? Zn(CH3COO)2(H2O)2 is an acetate salt with a chemical name zinc acetate. It is also called Zinc diacetate or Dicarbomethoxyzinc or Acetic acid, zinc salt. It can be obtained by reacting zinc oxide (ZnO) with acetic acid. It is widely used as an emetic, astringent, and styptic. Obtained in both in two […]