Zinc Chloride

zinc_41 Zinc chloride is the name of chemical compound with the formula ZnCl2 and its hydrates. Zinc chlorides, of which nine crystalline forms are known, are colorless or white and highly soluble in water. ZnCl2 itself is hygroscopic and even deliquescent. Samples should therefore be protected from sources of moisture, including the water vapor present in ambient air. Zinc chloride finds wide application in textile processing, metallurgical fluxes, and chemical synthesis. No mineral with this chemical composition is known although a very rare mineral, simonkolleite, Zn5(OH)8Cl2┬ĚH2O, is known.



Parameters Unit Value
Zinc as ZnCl2 % 80.00
Ammonia as NH4Cl % 10-15
Alkalies & Alk Earth %(Max) 2.00
Iron %(Max) 0.5
Appearance Snow White