Zinc sulfate is a chemical compound. Its chemical formula is ZnSO4. It contains zinc and sulfate ions.
Properties[change | change source]
Zinc sulfate is a colorless solid. It dissolves in water. It can react with bases to make zinc hydroxide.
Preparation[change | change source]
Zinc sulfate can be made by reacting zinc or zinc oxide with sulfuric acid. It can also be made by reacting copper sulfate with zinc.
Uses[change | change source]
Zinc sulfate can be used to add zinc to the soil. It is also used to add zinc to animal feed. It was once used to remove acne.