Chemical Properties: dissolves in acids and alkalis, burns with a bluish flame, its oxidation state is +2, does not react with oxygen in dry air
Where its found: It doesn't occur as a free element in the earth, the largest producer is Canada, some smaller producers are Australia, China, and Peru
Compounds: Zinc dihydrate, Zinc diflouride, Zinc oxide, Zinc peroxide
Isotopes: Zn-64, Zn-66, Zn-67, Zn-68, Zn-70
Uses: It is used in Zinc galvanizing, it is an alloy, Zinc oxide is used in some sunscreens
Reactivity: Zinc reacts with steam but has no reaction with cold water, It reacts with acids, and it reacts with oxygen when heated
Pure metal, used for Zinc galvanizing and to make alloys
Zinc oxide powder often used in sunscreens because it reflects UV rays.
Zinc is a metal that can be combines with other metals such as copper and brass to make counter tops.
cost shipping saftey availibility
Zinc oxide would help Banana Boat sunscreen by increasing the quality of it. Adding Zinc would make it harder for the consumer to get sun burnt. Therefore sales would increase. The cost of shipping would be included in the price of the product. About 2,000 tons are available each month for purchase.
Zinc oxide is non-toxic which makes it very safe. However, it is dangerous to inhale fumes of Zinc oxide when it is heated at a high temperature. All in all, zinc is very cost efficent, it would better the quality of the product, and it is very safe. We hope Banana Boat would be a good company to buy our product.