Home 30 Zn Zinc back to the periodic table

Atomic number   30
Symbol   Zn
Atomic weight   65.39
Density [g/cm3]   7.14
Melting point [°C]   419.6
Boiling point [°C]   907
1st Ionization energy [eV]   9.394
Electronic configuration   [Ar] 3d10 4s2
Oxidation number (most stable)   2
Atomic radius [pm]   133.2
Ionic radius [pm]   74 (2+)
Abundance in crustal rocks [ppm]   76
Origin of the name   (lat.) zincum = zinc
Discovery   known since ancient times
Uses   for the galvanizing (corrosion protection) of iron and steel, as an alloying constituent (brass) as well as for the anodes of zinc-carbon batteries.

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