Zinc

The world's greatest element

   Name, symbol, etc.:
Zinc is the name; Zn is the atomic symbol. Its atomic number is 30. On the Periodic table of the elements, it is in group 12, period 4. The electron configuration is 1s2 2s2 2p6 3s2 3p6 4s2 3d6 4p4. The melting point of zinc is 787.15 degrees Farenheit. The boiling point of zinc is 1665 degrees Farenheit

Properties:

Zinc is easily breakable, but brass is not. Zinc is malleable at 100-150oC. Zinc is actually a fairly good conductor of electricity. It is metallic, because it is with the transition metals.

Uses:

Zinc is used to make brass. Brass is one of the most familiar alloys of zinc. Zinc was used 2,500 years ago and counting. The Romans used it for practical decoration and uses.

Zinc is a major biotic need; why wouldn’t you bring some? Think and bring zinc.

Appearance:

Zinc’s appearance is blue-white and/or gray

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