Facts about Zinc

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Facts about the Definition of the Element Zinc
The Element Zinc is defined as...
A bluish-white, lustrous metallic element that is brittle at room temperature but malleable with heating. It is used to form a wide variety of alloys including brass, bronze, various solders, and nickel silver, in galvanizing iron and other metals, for electric fuses, anodes, and meter cases, and in roofing, gutters, and various household objects. A Zinc Reaction involves a process in which Zinc is mixed with another substance which react to form something else.
 

Interesting Facts about the Origin and Meaning of the element name Zinc
What are the origins of the word Zinc ?
The name originates from the German word 'zin' meaning tin.


 

Facts about the Classification of the Element Zinc
Zinc is classified as a "Transition Metal" which are located in Groups 3 - 12 of the Periodic Table. An Element classified as a Transition Metals is ductile, malleable, and able to conduct electricity and heat.
 

Brief Facts about the Discovery and History of the Element Zinc
Zinc alloys have been used since ancient times by the Asians, Greeks, Chinese and Romans. Zinc was discovered by the chemist Andreas Marggraf in 1746. It was isolated two years earlier by Anton von Swab.
 

Occurrence of the element Zinc in the Atmosphere
Obtained from zinc blende & calamine
Zinc is the fourth most common metal in use
 

Common Uses of Zinc
Die castings by the automobile industry
Used to form a wide variety of alloys
Galvanizing metals
Electric fuses
Anodes
Rolled zinc is used as part of the containers of batteries
Zinc oxide is used in paints, chloride used as a deodorant, chloride used as a wood preservative, sulfide is used in luminescents
Medical use to treat rashes
Meter cases
Roofing
Gutters
Zinc phosphate
 

The Properties of the Element Zinc

Name of Element : Zinc
Symbol of Element : Zn
Atomic Number of Zinc : 30
Atomic Mass: 65.39 amu
Melting Point: 419.58 C - 692.73 K
Boiling Point: 907.0 C - 1180.15 K
Number of Protons/Electrons in Zinc : 30
Number of Neutrons in Zinc : 35
Crystal Structure: Hexagonal
Density @ 293 K: 7.133 g/cm3
Color of Zinc : bluish-white


The element Zinc and the Periodic Table
Find out more facts about Zinc on the Periodic Table which arranges every chemical element according to its atomic number, as based on the periodic law, so that chemical elements with similar properties are in the same column. Our Periodic Table is simple to use - just click on the symbol for Zinc for additional facts and info and for an instant comparison of the Atomic Weight, Melting Point, Boiling Point and Mass - G/cc of Zinc with any other element. An invaluable source for more interesting facts and information about the Zinc element and as a Chemistry reference guide.
 

Facts and Info about the element Argon - IUPAC and the Modern Standardised Periodic Table
The Standardised Periodic Table in use today was agreed by the International Union of Pure Applied Chemistry, IUPAC, in 1985 which includes the Zinc element. The famous Russian Scientist, Dimitri Mendeleev, perceived the correct classification method of "the periodic table" for the 65 elements which were known in his time. Zinc alloys have been used since ancient times by the Asians, Greeks, Chinese and Romans. Zinc was discovered by the chemist Andreas Marggraf in 1746. It was isolated two years earlier by Anton von Swab. The Standardised Periodic Table now recognises more periods and elements than Dimitri Mendeleev knew in his day but still all fitting into his concept of the "Periodic Table" in which Zinc is just one element that can be found.
 

Facts and Info about the Element Zinc
 

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