Zinc metal dust or powder possesses a grayish shiny appearance, has no odor, and is practically insoluble in water at ambient conditions. It is brittle at ordinary temperatures and is found naturally in rocks, animals, plants, soil, and volcanic dust/gases. It produces toxic Zinc Oxide fumes when heated to very high temperatures or undergoes ignition. Its principal ore is named Sphalerite, which is a sulfide derivative of Zinc. It can be produced in two ways from its ore. The first method involves the roasting of ore in the presence of air to produce zinc oxide, which is then heated with Coke or Coal to around 1,100 °C producing metallic Zinc. The second method involves the leaching of roasted Zinc Oxide with Sulfuric Acid, followed by electrolysis to produce Zinc Metal. Laboratory Reagent (LR) and Chemically Pure (CP) are the two terms often used to describe Lab Grade chemicals. Lab Grade chemicals do not meet any accepted quality or purity requirements such as the ACS Grade, the USP Grade, and the FCC Grade, despite their acceptable purity. Lab Alley is selling its premium quality Zinc Metal Powder, 325 Mesh, Lab Grade online at laballey.com in the United States of America (USA).
Zinc Dust And Zinc Powder Chemical Properties
- Zinc Symbol: Zn
- Zinc CAS Registry Number: 7440-66-6
- Zinc Atomic mass: 65.38 u
- Zinc Atomic number: 30
- Zinc Electron configuration: [Ar] 3d¹⁰4s²
- Zinc Melting point: 787.2°F (419.5°C)
- Zinc Charge: The Zinc ion has +2 charge, so the Zinc ion has 2 less electrons than protons.
- Zinc PubChem CID: 23994
- Zinc Dust Uses: Strong Reducing Agent, Precipitant To Purify Solutions Containing Metals, Galvanizing As An Anti-Corrosion Substance In Steel
- Zinc Safety And Hazards
- Zinc Dust SDS: Contact Lab Alley at 512-668-9918 or by email to request a Zinc Powder Safety Data Sheet.
Zinc is an essential mineral that is naturally present in some foods, added to others, and available as a dietary supplement. Zinc is an essential mineral and heavy metal that is included in most over-the-counter multivitamin and mineral supplements. Zinc is a chemical element with the symbol Zn and atomic number 30. Zinc is a slightly brittle metal at room temperature and has a blue-silvery appearance when oxidation is removed. It is the first element in group 12 of the periodic table. Read more here.
Zinc Dust is used as a precipitant for many metals both to purify solutions containing metals such as copper, cadmium, gold and silver, and to reclaim these valuable minerals for further processing. Read more here.
Definition of zinc dust. : powdery metallic zinc usually containing zinc oxide in varying amounts that collects as a bluish gray powder during distillation of zinc and that is used chiefly as a reducing agent, as a pigment in corrosion-resistant coatings for iron and steel, and in sherardizing. Read more here.
- Wood preservatives
- Dry cell batteries
- Synthesis of rustproof coatings
- Metal industry
- Dyes/pigments industry
Zinc Metal Dust Lab Shipping Information:
DOT: Zinc powder, 4.3, UN1486, PG I
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