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Zinc bromide

Zinc bromide is a chemical compound. Its chemical formula is ZnBr2. It contains zinc and bromide ions.


Zinc bromide is a colorless solid. It dissolves in water. It makes an acidic solution.


It can be made by reacting barium bromide with zinc sulfate. This forms barium sulfate which can be filtered out. It can also be made by reacting zinc with bromine. It can also be made by reacting zinc with hydrogen bromide or hydrobromic acid.


It can be used in organic chemistry. It can be used as a shield against radiation. There is a battery that uses zinc bromide.

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