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Transcript of Zinc
Zinc is in group 12 and period 4 in the Periodic Table. Zinc is part of the transition metal family. At room temperature it is a solid. Zinc is next to Copper, Gallium, and below it is Cadmium.
Zinc has a high reactivity. It can commonly be found in compounds, mixtures, and in many alloys. Zinc phosphide (Zn3 P2 ), zinc oxide (ZnO), and zinc sulfate (ZnSO4) are some of the most common alloys you will find of Zinc.
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Naturally Zinc does not occur as a free element.
Zinc's boiling point is 1664 degrees Fahrenheit and its melting point is at 787 degrees Fahrenheit.
Zinc is the 24th most common element in the Earth's crust.
Many Zinc compounds are not commonly found in nature, but can still be found.
Zinc has the lowest melting point after Cadmium and Mercury.
95% of zinc is mined from sulfur ore deposits .
Zinc was supposedly discovered by the Romans in the time of Augustus. But, India was the first country to
consider Zinc a metal. Zinc
was officially an element in 1746 discovered by Andreas Marggraf.