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Information on the Element, Zinc.

Zn Zinc 30 65.38

Key Information:

Atomic Number: 30
Atomic Mass: 65.38
Atomic Symbol: Zn
Element Type: transition-metal
Element Group: 12
Element Period: 4
Element Block: d
Melting Point: 419.527°C, 787.149°F, 692.677 K
Boiling Point: 907°C, 1665°F, 1180 K

As Ireland’s premier Recyclers and Scrap Metal Merchants, Wilton Waste has gathered a selection of information on the chemical element Zinc. Here you’ll find everything from key information to interesting facts all about Zinc.

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Properties of Zinc (Zn)

What is the chemical symbol for Zinc?

The chemical symbol for Zinc is Zn

What is the atomic number of Zinc?

The atomic number for Zinc is 30 in the periodic table.

What is the atomic mass of Zinc?

The atomic mass of Zinc is 65.38u

What elemental group is Zinc in?

Zinc belongs to the elemental group 12 of chemical elements in the periodic table.

What is the natural state of Zinc?

The natural state of Zinc is a solid as it is a metal.

What is the density of Zinc?

7.13 g/cm3

What is the Melting point of Zinc?

The melting point of Zinc is 419.527°C

What is the boiling point of Zinc?

The boiling point of Zinc is 907°C

What are the Characteristics of Zinc?

What is Zinc?

Zinc is a chemical element. It is a metal that belongs to group 12 of the periodic table.

What is Zinc made of?

Zinc is a metal and core element, it is solely comprised of Zinc.

What colour is Zinc?

Zinc is silver with a blue tint.

What is Zinc used for?

Zinc is a common element used in alloys such as Brass. It's widely used in the manufacturing of products such as paint, rubber, batteries, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and many more.

Is Zinc Ferrous?

No, Zinc is a Non-Ferrous metal.

Is Zinc magnetic?

No Zinc is not magnetic.

Does Zinc rust?

Yes Zinc rusts.

Why does Zinc rust?

Zinc, like other metals, corrodes when exposed to air and water. Zinc, however, corrodes slightly differently from other metals.

How do you get Zinc?

Zinc is mined from the earth and extracted from ore.

Can Zinc be recycled?

Yes, Zinc can be recycled.

History of Zinc (Zn)

Who discovered Zinc?

It is noted that a Flemish metallurgist, P. Moras de Respour, was the first to report upon the metal Zinc in 1668. It is however, a German chemist, Andreas Marggraf who is accredited to the discovery of Zinc in 1746 and was the first to recognise it as a metal.

What year was Zinc discovered?

It is accepted that Zinc was discovered in 1746 by the German chemist, Andreas Marggraf.

Where do you find Zinc?

Zinc is extracted from ore, mined from the earth

Origin of Name for Zinc

The name Zinc is derived from the German word "Zinc" which may be derived from the Persian word "Sing" meaning Stone.

Interesting Facts about Zinc

Interesting Fact about Zinc 1.

Around 95% of all Zinc has been mined from Zinc Sulfide Ore. Due to it being easily recycled, around 30% of Zinc produced annually is from Zinc Recycling.

Interesting Fact about Zinc 2.

Another name for Zinc, in a non-scientific term, is "spelter"

Interesting Fact about Zinc 3.

The U.S.A. Penny is 98% Zinc.

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