Symbol Zn
Atomic Number 30
Atomic Mass 65.37 g.mol−1
Discovered by Andreas Marggraf

Chemical Properties Of Zinc

Group 12 Melting point 419.527°C, 787.149°F, 692.677 K
Period 4 Boiling point 907°C, 1665°F, 1180 K
Block d Density (g cm−3) 7.134
Atomic number 30 Relative atomic mass 65.38  
State at 20°C Solid Key isotopes 64Zn
Electron configuration [Ar] 3d104s2 CAS number 7440-66-6
ChemSpider ID 22430 ChemSpider is a free chemical structure database

What is Zinc?

  • Zinc is a transition earth metal with atomic number 30 and represented in the Periodic Table with the symbol ‘Zn’
  • Zinc is one more of those advantageous metals that we make use of daily.
  • It is part of those elements which humans have been expanding for thousands of years.

Uses Of Zinc

  • The metal is used for manufacturing like creating roofing materials or making zinc oxide.
  • The metallic element is used for various purposes ranging from sunscreens to solar cells to nuclear reactors.
  • The metal helps in maintaining the balance of enzymes in the human body.

Properties Of Zinc

  • Zinc is generally seen as part of larger compound minerals.
  • When secluded, it is a very sparkly, whitish-blue metal.
  • The metal is not as soft as copper and has lesser uses.

Certain Facts About Zinc

  • In 1746, Marggraf secluded and defined zinc as a distinct metal.
  • In the fourth period or row in the periodic table of elements, zinc is the last transition element.

Practise This Question

While ZnS is roasted, the temperature is consistently maintained above
8600C while the influx of air is controlled – True or False?