Name:Zinc chloride |
CAS Registry Number:7646-85-7
Synonyms:Zinc chloride solution; Zinc chloride, anhydrous; Zinc Chloride, MB Grade (1.08811); Zincchlorideultradry
Appearance:clear to cloudy colorless or faintly yellow
Solubility:Water solubility: 432 g/100 mL (20 °C)
Stability:Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Usage:Battery electrolyte; metal processing and galvanization; metal and stone cements; cold water glue; deodorant; disinfectant and preservative for medical specimens and embalming; lumber treatment; fibre and textile processing and dyeing; solvent for cellulose; dehydrating agent; corrosion inhibitor for water treatment; reverse emulsion breaker for oil refining.
Chemical Properties: clear to cloudy colorless or faintly yellow
General Description: Zinc chloride is a colorless liquid. Zinc chloride is mildly corrosive to metals. Zinc chloride causes burns to eyes, skin and mucous membranes.
Air & Water Reactions: When dissolved in water, Zinc chloride is a strong acid.
Reactivity Profile: Acidic salts, such as ZINC CHLORIDE, are generally soluble in water. The resulting solutions contain moderate concentrations of hydrogen ions and have pH's of less than 7.0. They react as acids to neutralize bases. These neutralizations generate heat, but less or far less than is generated by neutralization of inorganic acids, inorganic oxoacids, and carboxylic acid. They usually do not react as either oxidizing agents or reducing agents but such behavior is not impossible. Many of these compounds catalyze organic reactions.
Health Hazard: Solid or water solution is astringent and can irritate the eyes. When ingested, can cause intoxication, severe irritation of stomach, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.
Fire Hazard: Non-combustible, substance itself does not burn but may decompose upon heating to produce corrosive and/or toxic fumes. Some are oxidizers and may ignite combustibles (wood, paper, oil, clothing, etc.). Contact with metals may evolve flammable hydrogen gas. Containers may explode when heated.
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