By Sophie Bradley
Why did you choose this element? What made you find this element interesting?
How did Zinc get its name? Does it match up to its abbreviation?
Yes, zinc does match up to its abbreviation because it is "Zn" which is just a shortened version of the word. I think that it is easy to tell that it is zinc.
When was it discovered and who discovered it?
What does it look like?
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What are the properties/characteristics of this element?
Atomic Number: 30
Atomic Weight: 65.38
Melting Point: 419.5°C
Boiling Point: 907°C
Density: 7.134 grams per cubic centimeter
Phase at Room Temperature: Solid
Element Classification: Metal
Name some things you found unusual about this element.
- the average human body contains between 2-4 grams of zinc
- when zinc is burned it emits a bright blue/green flame along with zinc oxide gas
- some foods contain zinc such as wheat, beans, nuts, cheese, sunflower seeds, etc.
- zinc is essential for all living things and is important for growth and development