Zinc iodide

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Zinc iodide is a chemical compound. Its chemical formula is ZnI2. It contains zinc and iodide ions.

Properties[change | edit source]

Zinc iodide is a colorless solid. It dissolves in water. It reacts with bases to make zinc hydroxide. It is a reducing agent. When it is oxidized it makes iodine.

Preparation[change | edit source]

It is made by reacting zinc with iodine.

Uses[change | edit source]

It is opaque (not clear) to X-rays. It can be used as a stain in microscope slides.

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