Metallic Zinc was produced in the 13th Century AD in India and was rediscovered by Marggraf in Europe in 1746.
Zinc has many uses.
In its oxide form, it is used in the production of materials such as textiles, pharmaceuticals, and paints.
Zinc is also used in galvanization.
Principal Zinc ores are sphalerite, smithsonite and calamine.
- Atomic Number: 30
- Atomic Weight: 65.38
- Melting Point: 419.59
- Boiling Point: 907
- Specific Gravity: 7.133
- Valence(s): 2
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