|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.
- It is used as a white pigment for oil-based paints.
- Another important use of zinc oxide is as an additive to the rubber used to make automobile tires.
- Zinc oxide can withstand high temperatures and it prevents the tires from breaking apart when they get hot.
Physical 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.
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