Zinc nitrate

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Zinc nitrate
IUPAC name
Zinc nitrate
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3D model (JSmol)
ECHA InfoCard 100.029.039
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 (anhydrous)
45.5 °C (trihydrate)
36.4 °C (hexahydrate)
Boiling point ~125 °C, decomp (hexahydrate)
327 g/100 mL, 40 °C (trihydrate)
184.3 g/100 ml, 20 °C (hexahydrate)
Solubility very soluble in alcohol
EU Index Not listed
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
Related compounds Copper(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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