Characteristics: Shining white metal with bluish gray luster (called spelter). Not found native. Soluble in acids and alkalies. Insoluble in water. Malleable at 100-150 oC. Strongly electropositive. Zinc foil will ignite in presence of moisture. Low toxicity.
Hazards: Flammable, dangerous fire and explosion risk (dust).
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