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ID 24
Symbol Zn
Name Zinc
Density (g/cm<sup>3</sup>) 7.14
Atomic Number 30
Molecular Weight 65.38
Melting Point (K) 692.68
Boiling Point (K) 1180
Specific Heat Capacity (J/kg K) 388
Electro Negativity 1.65
Curie temperature (K)
Bohr Magneton (J/T)
Magnetization Saturation (MA m<sup>-1</sup>)
Crystal Structure Hexagonal close-packed (hcp)
Appearance Silver-gray
Element category Transition metal
Magnetic ordering Diamagnetic
Discovery Indian metallurgists (before 1000 BCE)
General Information Although zinc compounds have been used for at least 2,500 years in the production of brass, zinc wasn't recognized as a distinct element until much later. Metallic zinc was first produced in India sometime in the 1400s.
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