Zinc Acetate Chemical Formula
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.
|Molecular weight||183.468 g/mol|
|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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