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Zinc

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Tyler Grubb

on 25 November 2014

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Zinc is used in suncream because it creates a layer that protects you from the UV rays of the sun. Zinc is also found in every living organism such as plants, animals, and humans. It helps protect the cells in your body from getting any viruses. Although zinc is good for you having too much of zinc can cause you some health problems. Zinc is also used to coat iron or steel to stop it from rusting also known as galvanizing.
Quotation 1
Impact
Placement
Bonds/Reactivity
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.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Zn
Tyler Grubb
Discovery
Interesting Facts
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
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.

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