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Zinc at Chemical Elements.com
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Basic Information

Name: Zinc
Symbol: Zn
Atomic Number: 30
Atomic Mass: 65.39 amu
Melting Point: 419.58 °C (692.73 K, 787.24396 °F)
Boiling Point: 907.0 °C (1180.15 K, 1664.6 °F)
Number of Protons/Electrons: 30
Number of Neutrons: 35
Classification: Transition Metal
Crystal Structure: Hexagonal
Density @ 293 K: 7.133 g/cm3
Color: bluish

Atomic Structure

[Bohr Model of Zinc]  
Number of Energy Levels: 4

    First Energy Level: 2
    Second Energy Level: 8
    Third Energy Level: 18
    Fourth Energy Level: 2


Isotope Half Life
Zn-629.26 hours
Zn-6338.5 minutes
Zn-65243.8 days
Zn-69m13.76 hours
Zn-7246.5 hours


Date of Discovery: 1746
Discoverer: Andreas Marggraf
Name Origin: From the German word zin (meaning tin)
Uses: metal coating, rust protection, brass, bronze, nickel
Obtained From: zinc blende, calamine

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