Zinc nitrate

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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 | edit 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 | edit source]

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

Uses[change | edit source]

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

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