Zinc nitrate

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Zinc nitrate
IUPAC name
Zinc nitrate
Other names
Zinc dinitrate
  • 7779-88-6 checkY
  • 19154-63-3 (tetrahydrate) ☒N
  • 10196-18-6 (hexahydrate) ☒N
3D model (JSmol)
ECHA InfoCard 100.029.038
EC Number
  • 231-943-8
RTECS number
  • ZH4772000
UN number 1514
  • [N+](=O)([O-])[O-].[N+](=O)([O-])[O-].[Zn+2]
Molar mass 189.36 g/mol (anhydrous)
297.49 g/mol (hexahydrate)
Appearance colorless, deliquescent crystals
Density 2.065 g/cm3 (hexahydrate)
Melting point 110 °C (230 °F; 383 K) (anhydrous)
45.5 °C (trihydrate)
36.4 °C (hexahydrate)
Boiling point ~ 125 °C (257 °F; 398 K) decomposes (hexahydrate)
327 g/100 mL, 40 °C (trihydrate)
184.3 g/100 mL, 20 °C (hexahydrate)
Solubility very soluble in alcohol
−63.0·10−6 cm3/mol
Main hazards Oxidant, may explode on heating
Flash point Non-flammable
Related compounds
Other anions Zinc sulfate
Zinc chloride
Other cations Cadmium nitrate
Mercury(II) nitrate
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Zinc nitrate is a chemical compound. Its chemical formula is Zn(NO3)2. It contains zinc and nitrate ions.

Properties[change | change source]

Zinc nitrate is a colorless solid. It dissolves in water. It reacts with bases to make zinc hydroxide. It reacts with sodium carbonate to make zinc carbonate.

Preparation[change | change source]

It can be made by reacting zinc metal or zinc oxide with nitric acid.

Uses[change | change source]

It can be used as a mordant. It is also used as a source of zinc ions.

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