zinc powder formula is a pure metallic compound that is produced by condensing purified zinc vapors. It is a useful catalyst and reducing agent for a variety of chemical reactions.
This powder is often used in paints, brass and medicine. It is a highly flammable substance and should be handled with care.
The human body can absorb large amounts of zinc through the skin. However, a high amount of zinc in the blood can lead to nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, abdominal cramps, diarrhea and headache.
In addition, the ingestion of excessive amounts can cause copper deficiency and altered iron function. Chronic ingestion of zinc may also lead to dermatitis, anemia, and increased heart rate.
Zinc can be converted into different forms: oxide, sulfide, alloy, chloride, carbonate and phosphate. It is most commonly used as an anti-corrosion material in steel and in die casting precision components, and is also used in making brass, paints, medication and beauty products.
It is also a reducing agent that reacts with oxidants to produce hydrogen gas. This reaction causes fire and explosion hazards when the powder is mixed with inorganic acid or base, sulphur or sulfur dioxide.
Zinc can be stored in cool, dry areas under a protective atmosphere. It should be kept away from water, sulphur, solid acids and bases, heat and chlorinated solvents.