When zinc oxide reacts with acetic acid zinc acetate is formed. Zinc Acetate commonly occurs as dihydrate and is in white crystalline in nature. It is used as a food additive and is also used to treat zinc deficiencies in humans. Zinc acetate is a white colour solid of all the forms.
Properties Of Zinc Acetate Structural Formula
|Molecular weight||183.468 g/mol (anhydrous)
219.50 g/mol (dihydrate)
|Density||1.735 g/cm3 (dihydrate)|
|Chemical names||Zinc diacetate, zinc salt, and Acetic acid,|
|Melting point||Decomposes at 237 °C|
Zinc Acetate Structural Formula
The structural formula for zinc acetate is as shown in the figure below. It features tetrahedral molecular shape with octahedral geometry. The zinc is coordinated to 4 oxygen atoms to give an ionically balanced zinc acetate tetrahedral environment.
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