Zinc Chloride Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Zinc Chloride Properties

Zinc Chloride

Zinc Chloride-Molecule 3D Struture
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Zinc chloride is a moderate-strength Lewis acid. It is used as a wood preservative, as a soldering flux, manufacture of cements, paper parchment and disinfectant.

Chemical Properties

Appearance White Crystalline Solid
Boiling Point 756 °C
CAS Number 7646-85-7
Class 3
Density 2.907 g/cm3
EINECS Number 231-592-0
IUPAC Name Zinc chloride
InChI 1S/2ClH.Zn/h2*1H;/q;;+2/p-
Main Hazards Solid or water solution is astringent and can irritate the eyes. Ingestion can cause intoxication, several irritations of stomach, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.
Melting Point 292 °C
Molar Mass 136.315 g/mol
Molecular Formula ZnCl2
NFPA 704 H-3,F-0-R-0,C-NA
Other_Cations Cadmium chloride; Mercury(II) chloride
PG 1
RTECS Number ZH1400000
Related Compounds Zinc fluoride; Zinc bromide; Zinc iodide
Solubility 432 g/100 mL
Synonyms Zinc(II) chloride; Zinc dichloride; Butter of zinc
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