Zinc bloom

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A natural white tarnish that forms on metallic Zinc in moist air. White rust, or zinc bloom, is composed of Zinc carbonate, Zinc hydroxide, and Zinc oxide.

Synonyms and Related Terms

white rust; wet storage stain; Zinkblüte (Deut.)

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • ASTM, "Standard Terminology Relating to Paint, Varnish, Lacquer and Related Products", Annual Book of ASTM Standards, Section 6, Paints, Related Coatings and Aromatics, ASTM, D16, 7-Jan, Jul-96

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