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Item #: Z0005

Price: $21.25

In Stock.


A.W. 65.37

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Hazard Alert

Zinc metal dust can be a dangerous fire risk; may form explosive mixture with air. If allowed to get damp in a confined bottle, heat will be generated and the mixture may even ignite; cases are known where bottles have exploded under pressure. Keep this product dry!

SPECIAL HAZARD ALERT: Granular zinc is often used in a classic lab experiment to turn copper pennies into “silver” and then “gold.” See the Gold Rush Chemical Demonstration Kit (Catalog No. AP8895). Do not use sodium hydroxide in this reaction—the leftover basic zinc residue is a fire hazard. Call or write us to obtain a complimentary copy of a revised procedure for this demonstration using granular zinc and zinc chloride. Request Publication No. 10991.

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Item# Z0005 Z0006 Z0008 Z0028 Z0002 Z0003 Z0004 Z0020 Z0007 Z0039 Z0009 Z0021 Z0017 Z0024
Form Dust Dust Foil Granular Granular Mossy Mossy Pieces Pieces Sheet Sheet Shot Shot Strips
Size 0.016" x 10" x 36" 20–30 mesh 20–30 mesh 1" long 1" long 6" x 12" x 1/32" 12" x 12" x 1/32" 5" x 1/2" x 0.010"
Amount 500 g 2 kg 1 roll 100 g 500 g 500 g 2 kg 100 g 500 g Approx. 273 g Approx. 546 g 100 g 500 g Pkg. of 10
Price $21.25 $69.35 $29.15 $15.20 $45.50 $25.75 $66.95 $13.40 $36.95 $15.75 $28.65 $18.15 $28.90 $9.00
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Product Details

Inorganic #1
Shelf Life:
Acids and alkalies; not water.
CAS No.:
Technical Note:
Due to the high purity of this zinc, it will not sufficiently produce hydrogen gas when introduced to an acid. The reaction can be catalyzed with a few milliliters of 0.5 M copper sulfate.