Zinc bromide

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Zinc bromide
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IUPAC name Zinc bromide
Other names Zinc(II) bromide,
Zinc dibromide
Identifiers
CAS number 7699-45-8
PubChem 24375
RTECS number ZH1150000
SMILES Br[Zn]Br
Properties
Molecular formula ZnBr2
Molar mass 225.198 g/mol
Appearance white crystalline powder
hygroscopic
Density 4.20 g/cm3 (20 °C)
4.22 g/cm3 (25 °C)
Melting point

394 °C, 667 K, 741 °F

Boiling point

697 °C, 970 K, 1287 °F

Solubility in water 311 g/100 mL (0 °C)
447 g/100 mL (20 °C)[1]
538 g/100 mL (100 °C)[2]
Solubility very soluble in alcohol, ether, acetone, tetrahydrofuran
Refractive index (nD) 1.5452
Hazards
NFPA 704

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Flash point Non-flammable
Related compounds
Other anions Zinc fluoride,
Zinc chloride,
Zinc iodide
Other cations Cadmium bromide,
Mercury(II) bromide,
Calcium bromide
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)

Zinc bromide is a chemical compound. Its chemical formula is ZnBr2. It contains zinc and bromide ions.

Properties[change | change source]

Zinc bromide is a colorless solid. It dissolves in water. It makes an acidic solution.

Preparation[change | change source]

It can be made by reacting barium bromide with zinc sulfate. This forms barium sulfate which can be filtered out. It can also be made by reacting zinc with bromine. It can also be made by reacting zinc with hydrogen bromide or hydrobromic acid.

Uses[change | change source]

It can be used in organic chemistry. It can be used as a shield against radiation. There is a battery that uses zinc bromide.

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Patnaik, P. (2003). Handbook of Inorganic Chemicals. McGraw-Hill Professional. ISBN 0-07-049439-8. 
  2. "Zinc Bromide". Chemicalland21.