Did you Zinc your face this morning Rachel?
Yes, Yes I did.
*Zinc is an element on The Periodic Table.
*As number 30 on The Periodic Table it is a transition metal.
ZInc has 30 protons and electrons, 35 neutrons, and 2 valence electrons.
-Zinc comes from the German word "zinke"
-Zinc has an atomic mass of 65 and an atomic number of 30
Thats interesting but who discovered Zinc?
Andreas Marggraf discovered Zinc in 1746 while in Berlin, Germany.
You can normally find zinc mixed with brass.
You can get Zinc from sulfide minerals, from zinc blende, and from calamine.
That means my trumpet most likely contains zinc! Can zinc float or does it sink?
Zinc would sink because it has a density of 7.14 grams per cubic centimeter.
In its natural state of matter zinc is a solid. Its melting point is 419.53 degrees Celsius and its boiling point is 907 degrees Celsius.
Zinc is brittle at room temperature but is malleable when the temperature is above 100 degrees celsius. Zinc is also a good conductor.
Zinc reacts with acids and alkalis. It also burns in air.
What can Zinc be used for?
You can find zinc in metal coatings, rust protection products, brass, bronze, nickel, batteries, sunblock, and make up.
Pure zinc cost $5.30 per 100 grams. In bulk it costs $0.18 per 100 grams.
Caution: Excess Zinc is toxic and can cause Nausea.
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