Zinc (atomic number 30, symbol Z) is a chemical element and transition metal which is commonly found in the Earth's crust. This is a lustrous, reactive metal with a bluish-white color. It was discovered in 1746 by Andreas Marggraf, a German chemist who is known as a pioneer in the field of analytical chemistry.
Isotopes and Chemical and Physical Properties
Zinc is crystalline and brittle at normal temperatures and malleable and ductile at temperatures between 230 F (110 C) and 300 F (150 C). The element reacts with dilute acids and nonmetals. The melting point is 788 F (420 C) and...Read More