Zinc Carbonate, commonly known as the smithsonite is a mineral ore of zinc with a molecular formula ZnCO3. Zinc carbonate is present as a secondary mineral in the oxidation or weathering zone of zinc-bearing ore deposits. In this short piece of article, learn more about the zinc carbonate formula, its chemical structure, zinc carbonate properties and its uses.
Zinc Carbonate Properties
|Properties of Zinc Carbonate|
|Also Known as||Smithsonite, Zinc Spar|
|Appearance||White crystalline Solid|
|Melting Point||~1970 °C|
|Molar Mass||125.38 g/mol|
|Solubility in Water||Insoluble|
Zinc Carbonate Chemical Structure
Zinc Carbonate Uses
- Used in jewellery and accessories.
- It is present in the zinc anodes of batteries used on lightings and TV monitors
- It plays a major role in Chinese medicines
- It is important for the activity of key enzymes in humans
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