Frequently Asked Questions about Zinc Chloride
Zinc Chloride with the chemical formula ZnCl2 is an acidic salt made up of Zinc and Chlorine. It is a valuable Mining Chemical used in the industry. The compound is either white in color or colorless. It is also highly soluble in water. The salt can also be deliquescent and hygroscopic.
What is Zinc Chloride Used for?
Zinc Chloride can serve different functions such as:
- In the metallurgical industry, Zinc Chloride serves as a flux during soldering.
- Zinc Chloride is used for the production of dye and dissolving silk in textile production.
- Zinc Chloride is used for separating water from oil in the petroleum industry.
- Zinc Chloride can be used for household purposes such as disinfectant, wood preservation, and deodorant.
- It is used in the health sector for the treatment of skin cancer.
What is the chemical formula of Zinc Chloride?
The chemical formula of Zinc Chloride is ZnCl2. In an anhydrous state, it can be produced by the reaction of Zinc and Hydrogen Chloride. It exists in one oxidation state which is 2+.
Is Zinc Chloride harmful to life?
Zinc Chloride can be both harmless and harmful to humans. The compound is used for producing mouthwash and other pharmaceutical products. However, it can be dangerous when taken indiscriminately. The compound is highly corrosive and can cause serious burns if taken or ingested without proper care.
Where is Zinc Chloride found and what does it look like?
Zinc Chloride can be prepared through the reaction of Zinc and Hydrogen Chloride. Likewise, the reaction of Hydrochloric acid and Zinc sulfide will yield Zinc Chloride. The compound appears as a solid white crystalline. It is odorless and soluble in water, ethanol, and glycerol.
What are the hazardous effects of Zinc Chloride?
Zinc Chloride can be hazardous when ingested improperly. This ingestion can result in a burn, ulceration, fatigue, weight loss, and anorexia.
What are the precautionary measures to be taken to handle Zinc Chloride?
The following are precautionary measures while handling Zinc Chloride:
- Make use of the compound in a well-ventilated area.
- Make use of face protection, eyes protection, and a protective cover.
- Do not eat or drink while handling Zinc Chloride
What will happen if Zinc Chloride is heated?
When heated, water is lost from the hydrated Zinc Chloride. As such, it yields a small quantity of ZnCl(OH).
Is Zinc Chloride a Soluble compound?
Zinc Chloride is a soluble salt. It can be dissolved in water, ethanol, and glycerol. It is also a deliquescent compound that you must protect from moisture.
Where can I buy Zinc Chloride?
How much does Zinc Chloride cost?
The cost of Zinc Chloride in Camachem is varies depending on the cost of production. You many need to visit the order page to find out about the price.
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What is the PH of Zinc Chloride?
Zinc Chloride is a mild Lewis acid. The aqueous solution of the compound will have a pH of 4.
Is Zinc Chloride an electrolyte compound?
In an aqueous solution, Zinc Chloride is a strong electrolyte. The compound has its anode as Chlorine and its cathode as Zinc.
Can Zinc Chloride go down the drain?
Zinc Chloride can go down the drain. However, you can make use of drain disposal when the drainage flows down to a sewer system.
Is Zinc Chloride an acid or a basic?
Zinc Chloride is an acidic salt. The compound can donate Hydrogen ions. Also, since the pH is less than 7, it indicates that Zinc Chloride is an acid.
What is the difference between Zinc Chloride and Zinc Fluoride?
While Zinc Chloride is an acidic salt, zinc Fluoride is an inorganic compound. Unlike Zinc Chloride, it is sparingly soluble in water.