Zinc

By: Edward Jin

Basic Facts about Zinc

  • Zinc has an atomic number of 30 which means it has 30 protons
  • It has a density of 7.134 gram per cubic centimeter
  • Solid at room temperature
  • Has an atomic mass of 65.38
  • Atomic Symbol- Zn

Fun Facts About Zinc

  • Zinc is the 24th most common element in the earth's crust.
  • Makes up around 0.0075% of earth's crust
  • The U.S. penny is 98% Zinc
  • Zinc powder is used in alkaline batteries

How can Zinc be Helpful in Life?

Benefits of Zinc

Zinc is used for treatment and prevention of zinc deficiency.Zinc deficiency can cause stunted growth and slow wound healing so it's important to have zinc in your body. People also apply zinc to the skin to prevent acne and zinc sulfate is used in products for eye irritation.