Zinc nitrate

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Colorless, odorless, hexahydrate crystals. Zinc nitrate is primarily used as a mordant for textile dyes.

Synonyms and Related Terms

zinc dinitrate

Other Properties

Soluble in water, alcohol. pH (5% aqueous soln.) = 5.1

Composition Zn(NO3)2
CAS 7779-88-6
Melting Point 36.4
Density 2.065
Molecular Weight mol. wt. = 189.38

Hazards and Safety

Fire and explosion risk. Strong oxidizing agent. Contact may cause irritation.

LINK: International Chemical Safety Card

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • The Merck Index, Susan Budavari (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Whitehouse Station, NJ, 12th Edition, 1996 Comment: entry 9946

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