Periodic Table of the Elements: Zinc

Name: Zinc
Symbol: Zn
Atomic Number: 30
Atomic Mass: 65.37
Atomic Volume: 9.15 cc/mol
Discovered By: Zinc metal was produced in India in the 13th century and rediscovered by Marggraf in 1746
Discovery Date: 1746
Origin of Name: Zinc - (German) Zink (of obscure origin)
Toxicity: Not toxic in compact form. Zinc oxide vapor is toxic, produces "foundry fever." Toxicity of zinc salts is slight.
Summary: Used in the production of brass, a copper-zinc alloy. Zinc oxide (ZnO) is used as a sunscreen. Zinc ores were used in ancient times to produce brass.


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